Rain lingers over parts of California from big, slow-moving storm clouds moving over the West Coast from Oregon to the Bay Area and north to Colorado.
With winds of 40 to 50 miles per hour, the stormy weather — with winds up to 70 miles per hour — is pushing rain to the Bay Area and in the Bay Area, the Sierra Nevada and the mountains, to bring snow to most of the Central Valley.
An official with the National Weather Service in San Francisco said “dangerous storm conditions” are expected by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Some locations in the Bay Area could reach 1 to 2 feet of snow, with other locations seeing up to 3 feet.
Heavy snow is also possible in the Sierra, and in the high elevations, especially in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys.
In Southern California, it won’t be as warm as the air overnight. But as the afternoon goes on, it will warm, and by 7 p.m., the wind will die down and temperatures will warm.
But a few snow showers and rains could fall and a few more snow showers could fall.
The most reliable information is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. The weather service will alert about 20 minutes later if things have changed since 9:30 a.m.
Here is a look at the latest forecast, by the National Weather Service:
* A winter storm warning and winter storm warning is in effect for:
— The northern Bay Area, including: San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, Tulare, Madera, Yolo, Placer, Amador, Butte, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
— The north Central California Coast, including: Placer, Fresno, Kern counties, Trinity, Merced, Tulare, Amador, Butte, Sierra and Tuolumne counties.
— The Central California Coast, including: Vallejo, Shasta, Y