The rain-soaked Bay Area will get a slight reprieve from stormy weather for the next couple of days, a National Weather Service forecaster said Wednesday.
Isolated thunderstorms and hail hit parts of the region throughout the day Wednesday, but today is expected to be dry, forecaster Steve Anderson said.
Northern Californians slogged through another day of wet and windy weather as the second storm of the weekend moved through the region, causing headaches for people driving on freeways and delays for air travelers.After a bit of a break in the weather Saturday evening, a slow-moving but more powerful weather system delivered heavy rain and strong winds Sunday, said National Weather Service forecaster Diana Henderson. Read More
The third rainstorm to pound the Bay Area in the past five days disabled public transit, flooded storm drains and caused thousands of power outages across San Francisco on Sunday.
According to the National Weather Service, 1.03 inches of rain had fallen in downtown San Francisco by 11 a.m.
“It was a pretty intense band of rain that moved right through The City,” said Austin Cross, a meteorologist with the weather service. “It was a similar amount of rain as the previous storm, but it happened rather quickly.”
Road closures, flooding and power outages greeted commuters, as expected, Wednesday morning, and it was just the beginning of the storms expected to wallop the Bay Area this week.
Up to an inch of rain fell in parts of the region, which led to closures of roadways in Palo Alto and highway ramps in Marin County. In San Francisco, Great Highway was shut down in both directions by noon because of flooding, but otherwise no major flooding was reported in The City. Read More
A series of powerful rainstorms is expected to hit the Bay Area beginning Wednesday morning, dumping up to 8 inches of rain on parts of the region, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
The storms will start around the time of the morning commute Wednesday and continue through the weekend, bringing winds of 40 to 50 mph and 1 to 3 inches of rain to most parts of the Bay Area, forecaster Steve Anderson said. Read More
The nearly record-breaking summerlike temperatures Monday and Tuesday seemed like a distant memory Thursday as Mother Nature unloaded pellets of rain on San Franciscans. Temperatures dropped and winds kicked up whilst rain fell from the sky.
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It’s been hella hot outside, but the heat wave is over.
In San Francisco, temperatures soared into the high 70s on Monday and Tuesday, but a cooling pattern today is expected to bring more typical weather for November, with rain possible.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in The City today will peak in the mid-60s — a whopping 20 degrees lower than the start of the week. By Thursday, rain is even forecasted. Read More
More rain is coming to the Bay Area this week, but the storm system is expected to be short-lived, the National Weather Service said Sunday.Periods of rain are expected in The City on Monday night, turning into more-steady showers Tuesday before clearing out, forecaster Austin Cross said.“We definitely need it, but unfortunately it looks like it’s probably going to be dry for a while,” Cross said. The next chance for precipitation is next weekend, he said. Read More
Fans headed to Sunday’s game should pack a poncho and an extra sweater to ensure that wet weather doesn’t dampen their experience.
The first major winter storm will arrive this weekend, drenching the region, National Weather Service forecaster Steve Anderson said.
The brunt of the storm should arrive Friday night, bringing 1 to 2 inches of rain. A short reprieve is expected Saturday afternoon. Read More
Goodbye sunshine, hello rain.The recent spell of dry weather came to an end Sunday night, and the National Weather Service predicts a slight chance of precipitation today and Wednesday.For the start of the workweek, a 20 percent chance of rain will greet commuters in San Francisco, but the small storm will likely be mild. Winds are only expected to reach 10 mph. Read More