It seems just as one storm begins to end across the Northwest, another has its sights set on the region. Rain and snow showers will slowly end in most areas through the day today as moisture from the previous storm exits.

Late in the day along northern coastal California and much of coastal Oregon, rain will begin to move in as the next storm in the series arrives. This storm will be a hard-hitter with moderate to heavy rain from central British Columbia to central California; heavy snow will fall in the mountains.

In addition to the rain, there will be a strong wind battering the coastline with gusts topping 40 mph right through Friday afternoon.

Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Adam Douty.