But as the rain came down in San Rafael, people outside Sol Food didn't seem to mind.
PHOTOS: Rain, storms hit Bay Area during 2016 El Nino season
"Gosh no! They have an awning, so that works out well," said Romario Conrado of San Rafael.
And there is a lot more on the way. The heaviest rain is expected Saturday night.
Southern Marin Fire District spent most of Friday doing community outreach.
"The concern with the wind is trees down and wires down," said Battalion Chief Matt Barnes, with the Southern Marin Fire Protection District.
Firefighters added caution tape around a tree on North Knoll Road in Mill Valley.
Dpt of water/power will cut this one w/bucket truck. Firefighters added caution tape. 57 N Knoll, Mill Valley pic.twitter.com/KufVvAvqKt— Melanie Woodrow (@MelanieWoodrow) March 5, 2016
With the trunk split so high up, they'll need a bucket truck to cut it.
It's a scene they expect could repeat itself this weekend.
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Rainfall so far today. Several inches expected this weekend for the hills & 1-3" for lower elevations. pic.twitter.com/tVMqIzPvtp— Sandhya Patel (@SandhyaABC7) March 5, 2016
Chain controls now heading to Tahoe. Winter Weather Advisory until 6am SAT. Winter Storm Warning SAT 10p-MON 4p. pic.twitter.com/telwS8KP5a— Sandhya Patel (@SandhyaABC7) March 5, 2016