Bay Area storm timeline: Last day of heavy showers, chance of thunder before rain eases up

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Waves of showers and downpours continue Thursday with the South Bay receives the greatest amounts, according to ABC7 News meteorologist Mike Nicco.

The storm, which started as a level 3 on our Storm Impact Scale, has been hitting the Bay Area since 4 p.m. Tuesday. The storm has now been downgraded to a level 2.

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Here's how long you can expect the torrential rain to last amount, as well as details on the winds and how much snow we expect in the Sierra.


  • Showers will continue Thursday.

  • They will be moderate to heavy in pockets.

  • There is still a chance of thunder.

  • The Atmospheric River is still stalled over the Central Coast where flooding problems continue.

  • A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 4 p.m. Thursday for the burn scar areas where flash flooding is likely and there is a possibility of mudslides.

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  • The winds will remain gusty at times but, nowhere near the intensity that we experienced Tuesday night



  • A Blizzard Warning remains up for the Sierra until 2 a.m. Friday.

  • 5 to 8 feet of snow and strong winds making it treacherous to travel so it is best to hold off.

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