The reprieve from the stormy weather along the West Coast will come to an abrupt end tomorrow, leading to yet another stretch of rainy conditions.
It has been a rather wet and stormy month of November in many places from San Francisco to Seattle. Most locations are at or above their normal precipitation for the month and more rain is on the way.
High pressure in control of the weather over the past several days has led to a return of dry, sunnier weather, but a potent storm system lurks off the coast.
As this storms pushes eastward, residents from Los Angeles to Portland will need the umbrella on Wednesday. After a brief break on Wednesday night, a soaker of a day is in store for Thursday, especially along the coast.
The persistent flow of storms is expected to continue into the weekend with the heaviest precipitation focused in northern California.
With the flow off the Pacific and a lack of cold air to the north, snow levels will remain above pass level. While snowfall will be lacking in many places, the rainfall will not. Flooding can occur in places, especially the Sacramento Valley.
Locations in California can receive over 5 inches of rain through the weekend with local amounts up to 9 inches!
As with most strong western storms, wind will be an issue along the immediate coast. Wind gusts can peak over 50 mph by Wednesday night and Thursday.
Looking ahead, the weather pattern should turn a little less stormy by the beginning of next week although it can still shower at times.
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