After an extended period of abnormally warm and dry conditions, a couple of weak systems are expected to knock on the storm door starting Thursday before what could be a wet weekend.
The high pressure over the western portion of the country that brought dry Northern California weather for nearly all of February is breaking down, allowing for a succession of storm systems from the Pacific Ocean.
The storms, some weak and others stronger, are predicted to parade into California.
A weak storm Thursday will start a change in the overall weather pattern and bring temperatures down to near normal, according to the National Weather Service.
A series of wet storms is then expected late Friday and into next week. Timing and precipitation amounts are still iffy, but it appears there will be periods of significant Valley rain and mountain snow, according to the weather service.