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California storm: Atmospheric river to bring heavy rain, gusty winds, possible flooding to San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco (KGO) — The first level 3 storm of the season is sweeping through the Bay Area thanks to atmospheric rivers hitting Northern California.

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The heaviest rain falls on Tuesday morning, dropping level 3 rankings after 9am.

From 9am to noon, scattered light showers are seen, moving to level 1 on the Storm Impact Scale.

After 12:00 pm all SIS is unloaded and it begins to dry.

The level 3 storm has brought 1 to 3 inches of rain so far, flooding many roads and gusting winds up to 50 mph this morning.

A flood advisory has been issued for the North Bay, SF and coastline due to potential flooding from heavy rains.

A high wind advisory has also been issued for the North Bay Ranges, East Bay Hills and coastline as gusts of up to 50 mph can lead to power outages and downed trees.

High wave advisories are in effect along the entire coastline for waves up to 25 feet that cause coastal erosion.

A winter storm warning is in effect for the Sierra on Tuesday. Expect 6 to 24 inches of snow in areas above 5,500 feet, with up to 35 inches at the highest peaks.

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