SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX)–From Thursday through Monday, waves of water will wash over the Bay Area, drenching mountain tops in nearly a foot of rain, battering the Sierra with 100 mile per hour wind gusts, and triggering countless flash floods across the region.
Tracking the storm hour-by-hour, radar, computer modeling, and the meteorological team at KPIX 5 have outlined exactly when the strongest rain will hit, and where.
The following images show the bands of moisture, with reds being the hard rain at over half an inch an hour and purple indicating torrential rainfall rates of more than an inch of rain per hour moving through the North Bay, and then building throughout the entire Bay Area.
Santa Rosa gets drenched around 1 p.m. on Friday.
San Francisco gets drenched at 2 p.m. on Friday, according to the latest data on Thursday.
San Jose gets drenched around 4 p.m. on Friday, if these models hold up.
The pattern is typical, with a strong wave of moisture coming in first in the North Bay then building to include the South Bay, drenching it last before breaking up into clumps of scattered showers Saturday.
Track where you live and where you work, and see when the storm hits.