The Kincade Fire burn area is likely to see half an inch or more of rain each hour Friday night when the heaviest rainfall is expected.
Weather officials said temperatures may drop to the mid 20s to near 30. Isolated areas may see temperatures in the low 20s.
With a second storm expected this weekend, the wet weather brings concerns for mudslides in Sonoma County burn areas.
A winter storm warning continues in the Tahoe area through 4 p.m. Thursday, but the National Weather Service has dropped the threat of blizzard conditions from the forecast.
The California Highway Patrol said traffic in both directions was being held on both sides of Donner Pass north of Lake Tahoe Tuesday afternoon so crews could clear the highway of multiple spinouts and collisions.
Three winter storms are expected to impact millions of Thanksgiving travelers, many of whom will drive to their destination.
The red-flag warnings have expired, but now a freeze warning has been issued in parts of the Bay Area tonight through Thursday morning.
The mixture of high temperatures in the Bay Area and smoke from the Kincade Fire are expected to produce poor air quality across the region.
A wildfire in Sonoma County that has 2,000 people under evacuation orders started near where Pacific Gas & Electric shut down power amid dangerous weather conditions, the utility giant said Thursday.
Several fire agencies are remaining at the scene of a vegetation fire in Santa Rosa that broke out at Annadel State Park on Thursday morning.
A Spare the Air alert issued for Thursday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District will extend to Friday as smoke from the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County is expected to impact the region.
Residents in parts of the North Bay and the Sierra Foothills are without electricity for a second round of PG&E power shutoffs amid forecasts of dry, hot and windy weather conditions that pose elevated risks for wildfires.
A Red Flag fire danger warning has been issued for Contra Costa County from Wednesday to Thursday afternoons.
Three confirmed tornadoes hit North Texas on Sunday night, with the strongest being an EF-3 that struck North Dallas.
There are light-to-moderate northeast winds with poor humidity forecasted on Monday and Tuesday followed by moderate-to-strong winds on Wednesday and Thursday.
The warning comes a little more than a week after a destructive fire broke out on the edge of Los Angeles, destroying at least 17 structures and damaging dozens more.
Coastal seas are expected to run from 8 feet to 12 feet during the day Thursday, building from 10 feet to 13 feet Friday. Breaking waves at beaches are expected to crest from between 15 feet to 20 feet, according to National Weather Service officials.
PG&E continued it's ongoing effort to restore power to all customers impacted by the unprecedented blackout.
PG&E said the delayed outages began in the East Bay, South Bay and Santa Cruz County just after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night. The process is expected to continue through midnight.
The planned PG&E power outage has everyone coming up with contingency plans, including Cal Fire.