Bay Area storm timeline: Record warmth before atmospheric river brings heavy rain midweek

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024
AccuWeather Forecast: Another sunny, warm day with records likely
Today will be another sunny and warm day with new records likely in a few cities, where highs will be nearly 15 degrees above average.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Bay Area is seeing another day of record warm temperatures Monday before an atmospheric river arrives Wednesday.

UPDATE: Strong level 3 storm Wednesday will bring heavy rain with flood watch for entire Bay Area

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ABC7 News meteorologist Drew Tuma has more on what to expect this week.

Record Warmth

  • Daytime highs going 10-15 degrees above average Monday
  • Expecting several cities to achieve new record highs this afternoon
  • It is a mostly sunny day with this record warmth

Atmospheric River

  • Atmospheric river of moderate strength arrives Wednesday
  • 4 p.m. Wednesday - 4 a.m. Thursday will be the period of the worst rain and wind
  • Currently a 2 on the ABC7 Exclusive Storm Impact Scale but will likely need to increase to a 3 as new information arrives Monday
  • Flooding on roads, streams, shallow landslides all possible as our ground is already saturated
  • Trees down and power outages likely
  • River flooding threat remains low as our rivers can still handle this amount of rain
  • Thursday morning would be the time we would see the worst effects of storm damage

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