TIMELINE: Here's when showers, strong winds, and dangerous waves arrive in Bay Area

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Wednesday, December 27, 2023
AccuWeather Forecast: Showers and gusty winds arrive in afternoon
Showers and gusty winds will arrive in the North Bay before noon and spread south throughout the afternoon and evening.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Rain is returning to the Bay Area for the last week of the year. Showers will cross the region Wednesday. This is a level 1 storm on the ABC7 Exclusive Storm Impact Scale.

Slick travel is the biggest impact before dangerous and deadly waves arrive along our coast Thursday morning.

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  • Our cold front is currently moving onshore around Eureka, Ca.
  • 8 a.m. - noon: showers arrive first in the North Bay
  • Noon - 6 p.m.: showers spread south across the rest of the Bay Area
  • 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.: showers begin to wrap up and push east


  • Advisory in effect along the Marin/Sonoma coast until 4 p.m. for gusts up to 50 mph


  • Dangerous surf arrives around sunrise Thursday morning
  • Waves could be as high as 30 feet
  • High Surf Warning in effect along the entire coastline.

More rain is expected Friday into Saturday. New Year's Eve is looking dry at the moment.

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