Rain coming back, but at least Bay Area won’t freeze its boots off

The first of a series of storms lining up to drench the Bay Area hit Wednesday and today, and we can expect more through next week.

The on-again, off-again system will bring wet weather, but temperatures won’t dip near freezing like the region witnessed last week.

“Snow levels are not likely to dip to 1,000 feet again,” National Weather Service forecaster Diana Henderson said. “It won’t be as cold either. Temperatures will be moderate. But it is one storm right after another.”

San Francisco will remain in the 50s through the weekend. Today, rain will continue in The City and much of the area, but Friday will be dry, Henderson said. Saturday, though, rain will return. Overnight lows in The City will be in the 40s.

Winds will top out at 20 mph.

The same front that created near-freezing temperatures at the end of February is bringing the next series of storms. Henderson said the difference is that on its way down from Alaska it picked up a “plume” of warm moist air, which will keep temperatures moderate throughout the area.

Rain is likely through Tuesday, Henderson said. Though it looks as if a series of storms are lining up to hit San Francisco after Tuesday as well, Henderson was hesitant to predict rain through the rest of the season.

“The minute I say one thing,” she said, “it will go ahead and do something different.”

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

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