SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — There is hope for a wet winter in California if the rainfall predictions on long-range computer models prove accurate.

One of the more aggressive computer models known as the CFSv2 calls for one of the strongest El Nino events on record this fall and winter.

A map charting rainfall for November, December and January shows an increased likelihood of a wetter than average winter, with the highest deviation in the Bay Area.

KPIX meteorologist Paul Deanno cautions this picture represents hope, but no guarantee of drought-drenching rain in California.

“There is still a long way to go, but I’m thankful for the hope that the long range computer models are starting to provide,” he said.