Gwyneth Paltrow and the gang from Glee could have been singing about the Bay Area, and not some town in suburban Ohio. While the Midwest is digging out from being slammed with pre-Christmas snow, the California coast is bracing for a full week of rain, culminating in a wet—not white—Christmas this year. The two storms headed our way could bring as much as 10 inches of rain to the region, with 2 to 5 inches of rain and 30 to 45 mph gusts of wind just tomorrow. Santa Cruz and Big Sur are expected to be particularly hard hit.
The storm center has gathered in the Gulf of Alaska and is gradually making its way down the coast, picking up water in the unusually warm air as it descends toward the Bay Area. With flooding in sensitive areas a distinct possibility, authorities are preparing to hand out sandbags and cautioning everyone to clean out their gutters before the storm strikes.
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