Rainy weather to stay in the Bay Area through the week

The rainy weather will linger through Christmas, with a few dry hours here, a few wet ones there and maybe a little thunder and lightning, too.

There was barely more than an inch of rain in San Francisco this weekend, and though it may have seemed wet, it was a far cry from the 1866 record of 4.28 inches in 24 hours. The weather from the last few days will be a reflection of what is to come, according to the National Weather Service.

“It’s not going to be sunshiny and warm anywhere around here for the next week,” meteorologist Diana Henderson said. “We’re looking at periods of heavy rain, periods of light rain and there might be a few hours here and there of no rain. It’ll be moderate to heavy rain over Christmas.”

Henderson said the wind will continue to gust between 10 and 20 mph, and that the temperatures will remain in the low to upper 50s.

For those who are looking to see thunder and lightning, tonight is the best chance, “but nothing like the Midwest,” she said.
The storm that blew through the region during the weekend left little damage in its wake, according to city officials.
Power outages dotted the Bay Area on Sunday, with about 8,000 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers across the region losing service.

At least one record was set in the area due to the storm. Oakland International Airport had 4.28 inches of rain between Saturday and Sunday evening, beating its 2002 record of 1.22.

kkelkar@sfexaminer.com

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