Storm timeline: Showers continue with chance of thunder across Bay Area

Thursday, January 28, 2021
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Moderate showers continue with some pockets of heavier rainfall and there is still a chance of thunder. The Atmospheric River is still stalled over the Central Coast where flooding problems continue.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A strong storm brought periods of heavy rain and powerful wind gusts to the Bay Area Wednesday.

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.

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.

Watch "Tracking the Storm: California Team Coverage" at noon here or on your preferred streaming app for full coverage of the storm moving across the state. You can download the free ABC7 News Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV or Roku apps here on our apps page.

WATCH: Tracking the Storm: California Team Coverage

RAINFALL TIMING/ESTIMATES:

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  • 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.

EVACUATIONS: Evacuations ordered in Santa Cruz, San Mateo counties ahead of storm, possible mudslides

DANGEROUS WINDS:

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

SIGNIFICANT SIERRA SNOW:

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  • 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.

WATCH: Atmospheric river to slam Bay Area with heavy rain, damaging winds, flooding

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