(KTVU and wires)
Rain is returning to the Bay Area Thursday.
KTVU meteorologist Steve Paulson says it will feel rather tropical. While some rain will fall, he says much bigger storms are expected Friday, and in particular, the weekend.
Steve predicts that some areas in the North Bay could receive 10 to 12 inches of rain in the next 5 days.
The rain on Friday will lead to longer than normal commute times and strong winds could lead to downed trees and power outages, according to the weather service. Urban and small stream flooding is also possible.
Saturday's storm is forecast to be the strongest, with widespread moderate to heavy rainfall and strong southerly winds.