Atmospheric River expected to drench Bay Area Wednesday

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Bay Area will get soaked Wednesday as a strong winter storm gets a fresh injection of energy from an Atmospheric River.

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An Atmospheric River, or "AR" for short, is a narrow band of heavy rain that can bring significant rainfall to a region.

Our storm on Wednesday will steer that band of heavy rain right into the Bay Area. Expect small streams and creeks to overflow their banks and roads to become flooded.

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ARs can also bring intense winds to a region as well. That will also be the case Wednesday evening as winds are expect to gust in excess of 50mph.

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