Say goodbye to wet weather

Sunny skies and pleasant temperatures will return to San Francisco and the Peninsula this week after a weekend storm caused a little chaos — power outages, freeway accidents, downed power lines and a dog and its owner scrambling to be rescued in the Bay.

After the weekend’s mild storm — one-third of an inch of rain fell in downtown San Francisco with a half-inch of rain at San Francisco International Airport — residents can look forward to a dry week, with a slight chance of showers on Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

Highs should reach the mid-60s in downtown San Francisco with slightly warmer temperatures on the Peninsula, according to the weather service.

“It should be a pretty dry week,” National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Tentinger said.

He said forecasters were expecting more damage from the weekend rains. Still, during the height of the weekend storm between 10 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. Sunday, there were six traffic accidents on Interstate 280 in San Mateo County alone, according to CHP and local agencies.

No deaths or major injuries were reported in the Bay Area as the storm hit the coast, southern San Mateo County, San Francisco’s Bayview district and drivers traveling on freeways the hardest.

The weather also contributed to significant power outages, according to Pacific Gas and Electric. There were 245 homes in San Francisco’s Bayview district, and 2,200 on the Peninsula without power Sunday, spokesman J.D. Guidi said. About 200 Peninsula customers were without power, including a few dozen in Half Moon Bay, according to the utility.

Most of the San Mateo County outages occurred in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, while around 100 were powerless in Belmont and another 70 were without electricity near Edgemar on the coast between Daly City and Pacifica, Guidi said.

Wind gusts reached as high as 48 mph on the San Francisco and Peninsula area, although the most furious sustained winds were 38 mph, Tentinger said.

There were five reports of fallen trees on the Peninsula between 9 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. There were also 11 reports of wires down — six of which were sparking — between 5 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. Waves climbed to 26 feet by midday and were expected to reach around 30 feet, Tentinger said.

At SFO, where Sunday is a popular travel day, domestic arrivals were delayed one to two hours while domestic departures were 90 minutes behind schedule, duty manager Dan D’Innocenti said.

mrosenberg@examiner.com

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