1st Atmospheric River of season begins this weekend in Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- In what looks like a repeat of last season, our slow rain season start may be eliminated during the next two weeks.

Tuesday's storm was just the beginning. Even with those impressive rain totals, Bay Area neighborhoods remain 2 to 5 inches drier than normal.

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ABC7 News Meteorologist Mike Nicco says our first Atmospheric River event begins Saturday with light to moderate rain falling through Tuesday. Rainfall potential hovers around 1.25" to 3.5" with higher amounts in our mountains.

The remainder of our rain deficit could easily be eliminated by more chances of rain through the first two weeks of December. If our forecast models are correct, we could end up with a surplus.

Watch the latest AccuWeather forecast and take a look at recent weather stories and videos.

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