Rainy weather hits Bay Area, CHP warns of slippery roads

Skies have turned gray over the Bay Area

Skies have turned gray over the Bay Area

Skies have turned gray over the Bay Area, and rainfall is expected for the next few days as a storm system from the Gulf of Alaska passes through the region, a National Weather Service forecaster said.

“The Bay Area might see some light rain and maybe a few splashes of moderate rain throughout the day and into this evening,” forecaster Diana Henderson said this morning.

The North Bay will see the most rainfall today, and another system is expected to arrive Tuesday evening.

By Wednesday evening, some parts of the Bay Area will see about half an inch of rain, with slightly more in the hills and in coastal areas, she said.

She pointed out that motorists should slow down, since this is the region’s first rain in a while and the roadways will be slick.

“They haven’t really had any rain or anything to bring up the muck on the roads,” Henderson said.

California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Bartlett echoed Henderson’s advice.

“Drive under the speed limit,” he said. “Just because the speed limit is 65 or 25, it doesn’t mean it’s safe to drive that speed.”

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