‘Severe’ thunderstorms anticipated Sunday, Monday after overnight rainfall

San Francisco was drenched in more than an inch of rain Saturday night, and more storms were due to hit Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

The North Beach area saw 1.31 inches of rain as of 6 a.m. Saturday, while downtown San Francisco received 1.21 inches and the Castro district received 1.09 inches of rain, the weather service reported.

The City’s Department of Public Works responded to reports of more than four dozen downed trees and large limbs Saturday and Sunday that damaged some parked cars, said Rachel Gordon, a department spokesperson.

A small rock slide occurred on Twin Peaks from Saturday’s storm, and Public Works sent a geotechnical engineer to assess the scene, Gordon said.

Additionally, the southbound lanes of Great Highway were closed Saturday due to flooding.

A flash flood watch, wind advisory and high surf advisory remained in effect through 4 a.m. Monday.

A “marginal risk” of “severe thunderstorms” with strong winds of 58 mph or greater and hail was expected by Monday morning as well, with the brunt of the weather due to hit overnight Sunday, according to the weather service.

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