(KRON) — An atmospheric river this week brought a massive storm to the Bay Area on Wednesday that lasted into Thursday. At least two deaths have been connected to the storm along with widespread destruction that includes downed trees, mudslides and the bisecting of the Capitola Wharf. But even as the Bay Area is picking up the pieces, more storms are on the way.

“As the storm wraps up Thursday night, unfortunately, there are several more on the horizon set to bring additional heavy rain our way,” said KRON4 Meteorologist Kyla Grogan. 

As to how much rain is expected, Grogan said, “totals for the upcoming weekend system are likely to be 2″ to 4” in the North Bay and nearly 1″ to 2″ throughout the rest of the Bay Area.” 

Friday will see a break in the rain, even as a flood watch remains in effect for much of the Bay Area.

But according to Grogan, “The break in rain will be short-lived as another system tracks in early Saturday bringing widespread showers Bay Area-wide,” adding “Obviously, this is not welcome news for those trying to assess damage and clean up from our prior storms.” 

A parade of storms is set to move into the Bay Area over the next week.

While this weekend could see a return to something like the rain totals we saw earlier this week, next week could be even wetter, according to Grogan.

“It gets even more daunting next week as a stronger system threatens the Bay Area on Monday,” she explained. “This next storm will tap into tropical moisture which makes for higher rain totals.” 

Rains in the coming days could bring widespread flooding, mud, landslides, dangerous driving conditions and rapid rises in rivers and creeks, the National Weather Service advised. While the forecast is subject to change in terms of timing and intensity, Grogan says that it’s still important to be prepared.

“The models are still locking in on the exact timing and intensity but suffice to say – this system has my attention,” said Grogan. “I’ll be refining the forecast as we get a bit closer, but for anyone in a flood prone area, it’s important to make preparations.”

Already, Sonoma County has issued evacuation warnings ahead of this weekend’s storms. And the NWS has reported that downtown San Fransisco had its wettest 10-day period since 1871.