The National Weather Service is warning of possible widespread flooding, rapid rises in creeks and rivers, as well as the risk of mud, rock and landslides over the weekend as the latest in a series of wet storms hits the Bay Area.

A flood watch is in effect Saturday 4 a.m. through Monday afternoon for the storm-battered region.

The Russian River in Guerneville is now forecast to reach 32.3 feet at 11 a.m. Sunday, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Flood stage is 32 feet.

The weather service also issued a high surf warning Thursday afternoon for the Bay Area coastline, especially west-facing beaches through 10 a.m. Saturday due to breaking waves as tall as 25 feet.

You can reach Staff Writer Alana Minkler at 707-526-8511 or alana.minkler@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @alana_minkler.




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