Northern California and the Bay Area are getting drenched by the first of three major storms moving into the region. Heavy rain has been falling overnight, with some areas already getting more than an inch.
The National Weather Service says a second front later today will bring even more rain and strong winds. Forecasters say some of the higher elevations in the area could see as much as eight inches of rain by the time the third storm moves out of the area.
Along the coast, swells are expected to increase to 25-30 feet by tomorrow. The U.S. Coast Guard is warning boaters to stay in port during the storms.
In the mountains, heavy snow is expected with forecasters saying up to ten feet of snow could fall at elevations above 6,500 feet.