Timeline: Rain returns Friday, stronger storm Saturday morning with Bay Area Flood Watch in effect

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Thursday, January 12, 2023
AccuWeather Forecast: Dry, mostly cloudy today as rain returns Friday
We finally get a break from the rain today! It's dry and mostly cloudy, but rain returns tomorrow with a Level 2 moderate storm.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- After a dry day on Thursday, rain returns Friday with a Level 2 storm on the ABC7 Storm Impact Scale, and with a stronger storm Saturday morning with a Level 3. Sunday's rain will be a Level 1 storm.

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ABC7 Meteorologist Drew Tuma says a Flood Watch has been issued for the entire Bay Area this weekend.

Rain begins Friday around 10 a.m. with scattered downpours and the chance for thunderstorms until 6 p.m.

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There will likely be a much-needed break late Friday through 3 a.m. Saturday.

Light rain returns before sunrise on Saturday. Winds will be gusty between 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. Saturday. Gusts will likely be 40mph+, causing more trees to come down.

Between 8 a.m. - noon Saturday, periods of heavy rain will likely cause localized flooding. The best chance of flooding is likely East Bay/SF and points North.

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Between noon - 4 p.m. Saturday showers become lighter and more scattered in nature.

Light scattered showers will continue on and off through Sunday.

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