Another round of wet weather is expected to begin Monday in the Bay Area, according to the National Weather Service.
In an advisory, the weather service said the first drop is likely to fall in the northern Gulf. The forecast till Sunday calls for moderate rain, with a period of moderate rain, from the North Bay to the central coast.
The Meteorological Service said it was not yet clear when moderate rain would occur.
According to the Weather Service, up to 2 inches of rain can occur in San Jose and Livermore, up to 3 inches in San Francisco and Concord, and up to 4 inches in Santa Cruz.
The weather service said the likelihood of debris flows in areas burned by wildfires appears limited because the rain will last for several days, not continuous heavy rain over a short period of time.
Rain will bring other effects, including the possibility of flooding in low-lying areas or areas with poor drainage. And driving on rain-swept roads as well as increased traffic on holiday days can make driving more dangerous.
Despite the potential damage, rain is needed to help lift the Bay Area and the state out of the devastating drought.
Recent “atmospheric river” storms have helped push rainfall totals far above normal. San Jose International Airport, for example, has gained 4.85 inches since the start of the water year on October 1. This is 147 percent of the normal for that time period.
San Francisco and Oakland International airports are at 206 percent above normal, having gained 11.24 inches and 10.98 inches, respectively, during that time period.
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