Storm could drop inch of rain along county's coast

Storm could drop inch of rain along county's coast

The National Weather Service says three storms will hit the northern region this week and into the weekend.

Inland mountains could get up to 2 inches of precipitation before the system shuffles off to the east.

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.

Widespread showers, thunderstorms, and highly variable rain amounts and intensities will follow through Wednesday as the storm center moves through the state.

"Any thunderstorm could result in minor mud and debris flows in recent burn areas, as well as lightning hazards for outdoor activities including beach areas".

Winds are expected to be light to occasionally breezy during the afternoon hours and temperatures will be slightly cooler, but closer normal seasonal readings.

Along the L.A. County coast, a small craft advisory warning of perilous seas for small vessels, especially in the hands of novice sailors, will be in effect until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Thursday should be dry, but a second system should bring rain to the region Friday night and Saturday. Temperatures will slip by several degrees Tuesday but remain in the 60s and mostly remain in the 60s through Sunday.