San Francisco, California – According to the National Weather Service, widespread rain is likely to return to the Bay Area next week, with up to 4 inches of rain possible in the higher altitudes Monday and Tuesday.
The storm will be preceded by wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph, according to the weather service, and will be a “weak to potentially moderate atmospheric river.”
Forecasters expect the rain to arrive in the Bay Area around midday Monday, with the North Bay mountains and Santa Cruz Mountains likely to see the most precipitation. Those areas could see 2-4 inches, according to the weather service.
The rain from this system “looks to be mostly beneficial with limited threat of widespread flooding concerns,” the weather service said in the briefing.