After a day of dry weather Thursday, a return to wet weather across the state will be marked by a series of storm systems crashing onshore.
Rain will begin across the San Francisco and Monterey Bay region Thursday evening, and then continue on and off through Friday and the weekend.
When all is said and done, rainfall totals from San Francisco north to Eureka will average a good 1-3 inches. Heavier bands of rain across the region could even bring wind gusts over 30 mph.
These weather conditions will likely have significant impacts on air travel, namely in the form of airport delays.
If you will be flying in or out of San Francisco, be sure to check back with AccuWeather.com often for the latest on this stormy weather.
This storm will also have impacts outside of the San Francisco area.
Heavy mountain snow is likely across the Sierra Nevada. The snow will fall mainly above pass level through Sunday. However, as colder air filters in Sunday night, travel on I-80 through the passes could become dangerous as roads become snow-packed.
Cities such as Redding, Sacramento, Santa Rosa and Fresno will not escape the impacts of the stormy pattern either, as waves of rain will cause plenty of travel troubles.
As always, a good way to stay ahead of the weather is with AccuWeather.com. Be sure to keep checking back for the latest on this storm, and for all the rest of your weather needs.
An area of showers and thunderstorms near the Bahamas has the potential to develop into a tropical storm and impact part of the East Coast of the United States during Memorial Day weekend.
Severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes will continue to sweep across the central U.S. into Thursday night.
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Erie, PA (1991)
One-half inch of rain fell in only 5 minutes.
A tornado of long duration was observed for 7 hours and 20 minutes and was said to extend 293 miles. The storm struck Mattoon and Charleston, killing 70 people.
New England (1967)
(25th-26th) Coastal New England battered by a great Nor'easter. Winds mounted to 70-80 mph on the coast. Blue Hill had sustained winds of 60 mph and Logan had sustained winds of 50 mph. Lowest pressure of 29.30" was measured over the ocean; 5-10" of snow fell in the Berkshires with considerable damage to the tobacco crop in the Connecticut River Valley. Temperature dropped to 31 degrees at Pittsfield on the 30th for a remarkable end of May freeze.