AccuWeather forecast: Wet weather to begin this afternoon in Bay Area

Sunday morning brings us freezing early morning temperatures in the North Bay and patchy fog in our inland valleys.

A level 1 system arrives this afternoon with mostly light to moderate rain.

The cold front will sweep south through the rest of the afternoon bringing one-tenth to a half inch through this evening.

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A Wind Advisory has been posted from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. Monday for the coastal North Bay and the Peninsula southward towards Big Sur. Northwest winds 15-30 mph with gusts 40-50 mph are likely. Showers will linger mainly offshore tonight.

An Atmospheric River sets up Tuesday night through Thursday with periods of heavy rain from the North Bay through the Santa Cruz Mountains.


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2.5-4.5 inches is expected in the urban areas & valleys with possibly up to 10 inches in the coastal hills and the Santa Cruz mountains if the front stalls out.

We are expecting prolonged heavy rain which will likely lead to possible flash flooding, especially in the burn scar areas.

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for the Sierra Nevada from this afternoon through Monday.

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Tuesday afternoon through Thursday night. Three to six feet of snow is possible above 7,000 feet.

White out conditions are expected with difficult to near impossible travel.

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Santa Rosa 50
Concord 53
San Francisco 53
Oakland 54
San Jose 54

Coast:
Today: Cloudy with rain in the afternoon
Highs: In the low 50s
Tonight: Showers & windy
Lows: In the 40s

North Bay:
Today: Rain by early afternoon
Highs: Near 50
Tonight: Windy with showers
Lows: In the 40s

East Bay:
Today: Cloudy early, rain in the afternoon
Highs: In the low 50s
Tonight: Showers, breezy
Lows: In the 40s

Inland East Bay:
Today: Cloudy in the morning
Rain in the afternoon
Highs: In the low 50s
Tonight: Showers & breezy winds
Lows: In the 40s

Peninsula:
Today: A cloudy morning, rain In the afternoon.
Highs: In the low 50s
Tonight: Windy with showers
Lows: In the 40s

South Bay:
Today: A cloudy morning, rain in the afternoon
Highs: In the low 50s
Tonight. Showers & breezy
Lows: In the 40s

Monday:
A partly cloudy and breezy day with highs in the low to mid 50s.

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