Heavy storms are expected Thursday and Friday. | Kyle McCarty/Mustang News

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A strong rainstorm will hit San Luis Obispo today.

Areas in Northern California have already experienced flooding, including the San Francisco Bay Area and Sonoma County.

Here’s the parking lot of a Safeway in Sonoma County. #BayAreaStorm pic.twitter.com/jzH0HKOH9J

— Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) December 11, 2014

Incredible image: 3 cars trapped in Berkeley floodwaters. Full report in our 4pm newscast. http://t.co/t4kLxv8CnA pic.twitter.com/oAs48vbe93

— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) December 11, 2014

According to PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey, the storm will hit San Luis Obispo County between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. The storm will hit the Cal Poly campus around the same time. He projects 50 mph wind throughout the county and 1.5 to 3.5 inches of rain on the coast and coastal valleys, with 4 to 5 inches in the coastal mountain area.

According to the National Weather Service, the rain is expected to continue through Friday, clearing up on Saturday.

Follow Lindsey on Twitter to receive local updates on the storm.

Some students have had to change their travel plans for the winter break due to the storm. In response, University Housing will allow students living on campus to stay through Saturday night, according to a Facebook post by Vice President for Student Affairs Keith Humphrey.

The California Highway Patrol has issued a wind advisory for drivers on Cuesta Grade. Beyond that, no other road precautions have been implemented.

According to the San Luis Obispo County Farmer’s Market, tonight’s Farmer’s Market has been cancelled.

The piers at Pismo and Avila Beach have been closed.

Pismo Beach Pier and Avila Pier are closed in preparation of the high surf and storm activity.

— CAL FIRE SLO (@CALFIRE_SLO) December 11, 2014

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