SAN FRANCISCO (CBS13) – Northern California will barely have any time to dry off as another strong storm is expected to hit this week.

National Weather Service forecasters say an atmospheric river is coming Tuesday into Wednesday, bringing with it strong winds and heavy rain. The exact timing of the storm is still unclear, but forecasters believe the Wednesday morning commute in the Bay Area will be rough.

A Flood Watch will be going into effect for most of Northern California from 4 a.m. Wednesday through 4 p.m. Thursday.

Unlike the past few recent storms that saw snow levels down to the foothills – and even accumulations on some NorCal beaches – this storm is expected to be warmer with a high snow level.

A Winter Storm Watch is going into effect for the high country from 4 p.m. Tuesday until 4 p.m. Thursday.

Several more feet of snow is also expected at pass levels with this storm.

Another storm is expected to roll in by the weekend. This storm’s intensity is still unclear to forecasters.

  1. Jack Peiffer says:

    Will this season be another example as we saw two years ago, of the failure of Brown and the incompetent legislators our state of their inability to save the bounty of wet years? Or will this precious rain and snowfall again be sent down the river instead of being intelligently kept for future usage by our people, our agriculture, our businesses,our entire state?

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