A storm called a ‘Pineapple Express’ is forecast to soak the Bay Area later this week.
The National Weather Service says an “aggressive” atmospheric river is building up moisture in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii.
The storm is expected to bring rain to the region Thursday through Saturday.
A ‘Pineapple Express’ is a long and narrow atmospheric river that forms in the tropical Pacific, according to the National Ocean Service.
The storm is forecast to dump three to four inches of rain in the North Bay. San Francisco could get up to two inches.
Check KRON4’s Weather Center for the latest forecast updates
Here comes another blast of #rain. Our friend the #AtmosphericRiver is coming back for a late season visit. Look for periods of heavy rain Friday into Saturday. #NorthBay is current focus, but could shift.#BeReady #BePrepared #cawx pic.twitter.com/4v2FCbjZMK— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) April 2, 2018
Dry start to the week. Here is the latest on a potential #atmosphericriver late this week. Everything points to a wet end to the work week. Stay Tuned! #cawx #PineappleExpress pic.twitter.com/Mw9fJzjwY1— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) April 2, 2018