The skies have it: Summer appears to be on its way

Nary a coat nor a closed-toe shoe could be found in downtown San Francisco on Sunday, as tourists, employees and city weekenders enjoyed the first signs of summer.

The Bay Area is expected to see highs in the upper low 70s early this week on the coast with temperatures hitting the mid-80s inland, with warm winds of 5 to 10 miles per hour.

National Weather Service forecaster Diana Henderson said temperatures hit a high of 80 on Sunday in The City, with a peak this week of 85 expected today. Temperatures are expected to dip slightly midweek, but the mercury should remain in the 80s all week, Henderson said.

Beachcombers can also enjoy the weather on the coast, which is also expected to hit the low 70s early this week. Midweek, though, temperatures are expected to dip into the 60s along the water, Henderson said.

“It’s starting to look like summer,” Henderson said.

Though the state saw a relatively dry and calm winter, a number of San Franciscans said Sunday that they were ready for summer to arrive in earnest.

Elena Iannetti, resident of the Paramount on Mission Street, spent much of the morning and afternoon at the pool, lounging and tanning with a friend. She said she was happy that the weather has turned warmer.

“Finally,” Iannetti said. “I love it.”

Oakland resident Marco Barone dropped into San Francisco on Sunday, his day off, to visit a bookstore and wander around. He said he’s looking forward to a warm week, although he joked it may cause his productivity to take a hit.

“I sit right next to a window and can see it all day,” Barone said. “It’s going to be tough to stay focused right when the weather gets gorgeous.”

Whenever there is a shift in the weather, ne’er-do-wells also seem to come out of the woodwork and start causing trouble, according to South San Francisco police Officer Sharon Cervelli.

While this weekend has been relatively quiet for South San Francisco, Cervelli said that the police keep an especially watchful eye on criminal activity once the weather changes.

“It does get busier for us,” Cervelli said. “People get drunk, people do crazy things when it’s nice out.”

tramroop@examiner.com

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Outdoor dining, as seen here at Mama’s on Washington Square in North Beach in September, is expected to resume in San Franisco this week. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SF to reopen outdoor dining, personal services

San Francisco will allow outdoor dining and other limited business activity to… Continue reading

A statue of Florence Nightingale outside the Laguna Honda Hospital is one of only two statues of women in The City. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
S.F. still falling short of goal to represent women in public art

City has few streets or public facilities not named after men

A server greets diners in a Shared Spaces outdoor dining area outside Napper Tandy’s Irish pub at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue in the Mission District on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. San Francisco could choose to resume outdoor dining in the wake of a state decision to lift a regional stay-at-home order. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Regional coronavirus stay-at-home orders lifted as ICU capacity improves

Change in rules could allow outdoor dining to resume in San Francisco

Methamphetamines (Sophia Valdes/SF Weekly)
New search launched for meth sobering center site

Pandemic put project on pause but gave health officials time to plan a better facility

Hasti Jafari Jozani quarantines at her brother's San Francisco home after obtaining several clearances to study at San Francisco State University. (Photo courtesy Siavash Jafari Jozani)
Sanctions, visas, and the pandemic: One Iranian student’s bumpy path to SF State

Changing immigration rules and travel restrictions leave some overseas students in limbo

Most Read