Rain Expected To Return To Bay Area Wednesday, Thursday, This Weekend

The drops of rain that fell Sunday were a welcome sight for many after the driest January for decades was recorded in the Bay Area, but it wasn’t enough to alleviate drought worries, a National Weather Service forecaster said.

The entire region recorded some precipitation with the most rain falling in the North Bay, forecaster Diana Henderson said.

“That by no means brings us out of any rain deficit,” she said.

However, she noted the brief showers were “better than nothing.”

In Marin County, .78 inches of rain was recorded in Kentfield and .57 inches in San Rafael as of 4 p.m. Sunday.
At the Sonoma County Airport there was .63 inches.

In San Francisco there was only .28 inches of rain, Henderson said.

Most residents farther south saw less rain, Henderson said.

In San Jose, there was only .08 inches recorded, and in Gilroy .05 inches.

More of the rain fell in Santa Cruz with .43 inches recorded there, Henderson said.

There is a slight chance of another bout of rain late Wednesday and Thursday and an even stronger chance over the weekend, Henderson said.

Temperatures for the next week are expected to “stay on the low side,” Henderson said, hovering around the 50s during the day and dipping into the mid-30s at night in some parts of the region.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

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