Bay Area weather will start to feel tropical today as atmospheric river storm looms

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Bay Area residents are in for another round of pop-up thunderstorms and humid air today as the atmosphere continues to moisten. Most of Northern California’s coastline will feel more and more like a tropical environment in the coming days as winds slowly begin to blow from the southwest.

If this sounds familiar to the active weather from early January, it’s because these are the early stages of what will eventually evolve into a Pineapple Express – a huge flow of atmospheric moisture between Hawaii and California. This moisture will then precipitate out as bursts of heavy downpours and snow by this weekend. Until then, its streams will raise isolated thunderstorms every day this week across Northern California.

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