Rain was expected to pound the Bay Area throughout the weekend, and Wednesday morning’s weather is representative of how the rest of the day will be.
Following is a partial list of sandbag locations in the Bay Area:
A series of powerful rainstorms is expected to hit the Bay Area beginning Wednesday morning, dumping up to 8 inches of rain on parts of the region, a National Weather Service forecaster said Monday.
A series of Pacific storms are expected to bring rain to the Bay Area and snow to the Sierra beginning Thursday night and increasing through the weekend.
Skiers and snowboarders are elated after a storm dropped up to 28 inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada over a two-day period.
A nor’easter is causing a number of flight cancellations between the East Coast and San Francisco International Airport Wednesday, an airport spokeswoman said.
Staff and volunteers from the Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and Santa Cruz chapters of the Red Cross have been sent out to the East Coast but many more are waiting for flights to be allowed into the area.
The National Weather Service issued travel advisories for higher elevations, where up to 2 feet of snow was expected. Snow plows are in operation above 4,500 feet on Interstate 80 and chains are required.
Temperatures are expected to be above normal in the Bay Area through the rest of the week. But forecasters said the first major storm of the season could hit the region next week.
The Bay Area was caught by surprise when rare, extreme weather moved through the South Bay Wednesday, and thunder and lightning were possible Thursday.