Three storm systems moving over the Bay Area starting Sunday will bring rain and cooler temperatures this week to much of the region, according to KPIX 5 meteorologist Roberta Gonzales.
The early week systems will bring up to 3 inches in the North Bay with less than an inch expected in most parts of the San Francisco Bay Area.
The spring storms could dump up to 2 inches in the Santa Cruz mountains with potential flooding when the third system moves in Friday. "Periods of gusty winds are also expected, which could pose dangers from falling trees and cross-winds on roadways", the statement said.
Widespread showers, thunderstorms, and highly variable rain amounts and intensities will follow through Wednesday as the storm center moves through the state.
The NWS forecast partly cloudy skies in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties today and highs of 62 degrees Fahrenheit in Avalon; 63 at LAX; 65 on Mount Wilson; 66 in Long Beach; 67 in San Gabriel; 68 in Downtown L.A., Saugus and Burbank; 69 in Pasadena; 70 in Woodland Hills and Ontario; 71 in Palmdale and Lancaster; 72 in Redlands; and 73 in San Bernardino. Temperatures will remain slightly cooler, around 5-8 degrees below seasonal normals.
Additional showers and thunderstorms are possible Friday afternoon into Saturday with gusty winds and small hail.