Clouds will be on the increase Friday afternoon before rain returns Friday night (after sunset, more likely around 8-10pm for the beginning of the activity).
This next storm system will tap into a plume of subtropical moisture called the “atmospheric river”. This is the pattern that has fueled a number of storm systems this year. There will also be strong SE-S winds of 15-30mph with locally higher gusts developing late Friday night into Saturday morning.
This storm is also unstable and includes the potential for thunderstorms. .75-1.5″ of rain is likely with some totals over 2″. The rain rates could produce minor flooding and debris flow potential and that is being monitored closely.
The system will produce most of the rain before Saturday morning wraps up, however lingering showers thru Saturday are possible. Sunday-Tuesday afternoon looks dry but then a potentially powerful storm looks to approach. This could have winds 20-40+mph with 1-3+” of rain Wednesday into Friday then a little break before another potential storm March 11th.