AccuWeather forecast: Strongest storm of the season today through tonight

Are you ready for freezing cold to torrential rain in one day? Our first of the season 3-Strong storm on our Storm Impact Scale arrives today.


VIDEO: Meteorologist Mike Nicco has your AccuWeather forecast

First, let's start with this morning. Watch out for widespread frost. You may have to scrape your windshield. Temperatures this morning range from upper 20s in our valleys to near 40 degrees in Oakland and San Francisco. Keep your pets, pipes and plants protected through 9 a.m.

LIVE: Track rain on Live Doppler 7

Light rain moves into the North Bay late this morning, with higher elevation snow, and spreads south this afternoon. The moderate to heavy rain with torrential downpours arrives late this afternoon in the North Bay and spreads south this evening. The most powerful part of this storm begins in the North Bay at 4 p.m. and exits the South Bay at 4 a.m. The heavy rain will be too warm to support snow outside of Lake County.

The heavy rain will be too warm to support snow outside of Lake County. Snow is most likely before the heavy and after the heavy rain. The heavy rain should melt any early snow outside Lake County.

Wednesday and Beyond:
Rain with waves of heavier showers continues Wednesday and into Thursday. Snow is most likely in Lake County.

Lighter rain and showers fall every day from Friday through Monday.

STORM TIMELINE: Here's when heaviest rains, strongest winds are expected in Bay Area

  • FREEZE WARNING: Today Until 8AM

  • WIND ADVISORY: Today 7PM - 7AM Tomorrow

  • HIGH WIND WARNING: Today 7PM - 7AM Tomorrow

  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH: Today 4PM - Wednesday 4PM


  • Today's Temperatures
    Concord: 53/47
    Fremont: 53/47
    Oakland: 55/47
    Redwood City: 56/47
    San Francisco: 55/48
    San Jose: 56/47
    San Rafael: 54/46
    Santa Rosa: 52/44

    Coast:
    TODAY: Rain
    Highs: 51 - 54 Degrees
    TONIGHT: Heavy Rain, Then Scattered Showers
    Lows: 43 - 48 Degrees

    North Bay:
    TODAY: Rain, Mountain Snow
    Highs: 50 - 54 Degrees
    TONIGHT: Heavy Rain, Then Scattered Showers
    Lows: 41 - 45 Degrees

    East Bay:
    TODAY: Afternoon Rain
    Highs: 53 - 56 Degrees
    TONIGHT: Heavy Rain, Then Scattered Showers
    Lows: 43 - 48 Degrees

    Inland East Bay:
    TODAY: Afternoon Rain, Mountain Snow
    Highs: 52 - 54 Degrees
    TONIGHT: Heavy Rain, Then Scattered Showers
    Lows: 43 - 48 Degrees

    Peninsula:
    TODAY: Afternoon Rain
    Highs: 54 - 56 Degrees
    TONIGHT: Heavy Rain, Then Scattered Showers
    Lows: 44 - 48 Degrees

    South Bay:
    TODAY: Afternoon Rain, Mountain Snow
    Highs: 53 - 56 Degrees
    TONIGHT: Heavy Rain, Then Scattered Showers
    Lows: 44 - 48 Degrees

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