A wet and cold weather system that settled in the Bay Area on Sunday, bringing rain, hail and even some snow, is expected to head north by Tuesday, with drier and warmer weather returning to the region by midweek, according to the National Weather Service.
On Monday morning, scattered showers once again moved through the area, with some places in higher elevations receiving light hail and snow.
Snow showers were reported at places above 2,500 feet, such as Mt. Hamilton, Mt. Diablo, and along the Santa Cruz Mountains. The snow and hail were caused by cold air settling in the area, weather service officials said.
The wet weather is set to diminish through the day, with some showers possible tonight. By Tuesday, however, drier weather is forecasted to resume and last through the weekend.
Daytime temperatures are also expected to begin warming up by midweek, with highs expected to be between the mid 60s and mid 70s, according to weather service officials.