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More storms headed to the Bay Area this weekend, with up to four inches of rain expected

More rain and thunderstorms are headed to Redwood City
Trees are reflected in a puddle near Pope-Chaucer Bridge in Palo Alto on Jan. 9, 2023

After a brief lull in the rain and winds on Thursday, two more storms are forecast to hit California in the next 10 days, according to the National Weather Service.

Another 3 to 4 inches of rain is forecast for the Bay Area during those storms, and 2 to 3 inches on the central coast. Those will mark the final of a series of nine storms that hit the state starting Dec. 30.

The rain is expected to pick up again Friday and last well into next week, the service is predicting. The chance of precipitation in Redwood City will be 100% during the day on Friday, with winds of 7 to 9 mph. The rainfall could total between a quarter and half of an inch during the day and between a tenth and quarter of an inch at night.

A high surf advisory is in effect through 10 a.m. Saturday on the coast.

Earlier in the day Saturday, the National Weather Service predicts, Redwood City will see rain, followed by showers and possibly thunderstorms before 10 p.m. and gusts as high as 28 mph. With a 100% chance of precipitation, a rainfall amount of between a half and one inch over the course of the day is possible.

The city may see more rain and thunderstorms throughout the night, with temperatures dropping to the high 40s.

Sunday will bring cloudy skies, as the chance of rain declines to 70%. However, more downpours are likely into Sunday night with a quarter to half of an inch possible.

The city of Palo Alto will be monitoring possible flooding along the San Francisquito Creek during the upcoming weather episode, which straddles the border of Palo Alto and Menlo Park. The creek spilled over in recent storms, and has been closely watched since late December. View the city's creek monitor webpage at

View the PG&E regional power outage map at

• The city of Menlo Park is posting updated storm information and resources on its website.

• To sign up for emergency alerts in San Mateo County, go to

• To see the latest public safety incidents in San Mateo County, including Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside and Redwood City, go to Zonehaven at

• To find the latest storm information and resources for East Palo Alto, go to

• To view the National Weather Service's Bay Area weather forecast, go to

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