Storm expected to drop 3 inches of rain in parts of the Bay Area

A late fall storm is expected to hit the Bay Area with rain and heavy winds Sunday into the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm is expected to drop its heaviest rainfall in the North Bay mountains, with up to 3 inches expected and between 1.25 and 1.75 inches expected to fall in the North Bay valleys, Santa Cruz mountains and Santa Lucia mountains.

Around one-half to 1 inch of rain is expected to fall in urban and other valley areas, and a slight chance of thunderstorms is expected in the late afternoon or evening.

Winds will vary in the region from 10 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph expected on the San Mateo and Sonoma coasts.

A High Surf Warning has also been issued for the entire coast of the Bay Area through Monday, and a Small Craft Advisory is also issued for Point Arena to Point Piedras Blancas through Friday night.