A parade of storms bringing rain to the West

Three systems bring rain and snow to the region through Friday

Here comes the next storm in our parade soaking coastal areas from Canada to the San Francisco Bay Area.

The next system follows on Friday.  Expect more moderate coastal rain.

Rain totals for the system are not impressive with 1-2 inches forecast for Seattle and under an inch in most other areas. 

Areas of eastern Washington and Oregon will escape most of the heavy rain and will likely see only about a half-inch of rain. Snow will likely fall in the higher elevations and in parts of Idaho and Montana.

Despite recent rains, only Coastal Washington shows slightly above average precipitation since the first of the year.  Oregon, Northern Idaho, Northern California and Southern California still show deep deficits of over a foot.