A rainy season that hasn’t been very rainy until recently is about to end with a bang.
The storms expected to hit a wide area of the California coast is being called an “atmospheric river” in meterological terms.
Here’s the San Francisco Chronicle‘s SFGate with more:
A supercharged storm known as an “atmospheric river” is on its way to California and expected to bring a days-long deluge of rainfall along with mild temperatures.
The “pineapple express” soaker that’s carrying moisture from as far away as Hawaii will deliver widespread rain to the Bay Area late Tuesday morning through Thursday.
The warm, wet system will keep daytime highs mild — in the 50s and 60s — and bring the heaviest rainfall to the South Bay and southward into Central California.
Monterey and Santa Cruz counties could see 2 to 5 inches of rain and the highest peaks in Big Sur more than 10 inches across the three-day period. Urban parts of the Bay Area are forecast to record about 1.5 inches.