The second in a series of storms slammed Northern California on Friday as heavy rain and strong winds knocked out power, tied up traffic and caused flooding along some stretches.View image
The weather also may be behind the death of a Pacific Gas & Electric worker in West Sacramento who was killed after his truck crashed into a traffic signal pole during the stormy weather.
A flash flood watch will remain in effect for most of the San Francisco Bay area extending to the Santa Cruz Mountains throughout the weekend. A constant barrage of heavy to moderate downpours could lead to standing water and numerous drains being flooded, said Diana Henderson, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Monterey.
The North Bay was seemingly hit the hardest as parts of Sonoma County received more than 7.5 inches of rain and areas in Napa County received nearly 6 inches, Henderson said.
"It's not a superstorm by any measure, but this is pretty significant," she said. "We should see periods of moderate to heavy rains."