San Francisco Bay Area Faces A Weeklong Atmospheric Rain Storm, Could Get A Month’s Amount Of Rain Each Day

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Winter is returning to the  San Francisco Bay Area this week with three powerful storms taking aim at the region across seven days.
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The first could arrive as early as Tuesday night, when a cold front dives down from the northwest and taps into a moisture plume stretching across the Pacific Ocean.
The system is forecast to deliver rain Tuesday night through Thursday, with the first sprinkles falling in the North Bay and then gradually working its way across the central Bay Area. By Wednesday night, rainfall will be widespread and the storm is expected to intensify.
“The bulk of the precipitation will be Wednesday night,” said Drew Peterson, a forecaster with the National Weather Service Bay Area. “For May it is heavy rain relatively speaking, but it’s not comparable to the heaviest rain we see in the winter.”
Rain chances will gradually diminish Thursday night into Friday as the storm heads east.
Meteorologists forecast the first system will deliver .5 to 1 full inch in urban areas, with San Francisco forecast to measure .75 inch, Oakland .85 inch and San Jose .5 inch. North Bay valleys could measure up to 1.25 inches and mountaintops up to 2 inches.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  AP
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