Bay Area to see little to no rain this weekend

The Bay Area will see little to no rain this weekend, but cooler temperatures and an offshore flow will help crews in their fight against the Glass Fire, according to the National Weather Service.

A low-pressure system was initially expected to bring up to half an inch of rain to the region, but forecast models now indicate it will remain off the coast, said NWS meteorologist Gerry Diaz.

“Precipitation chances have gone down substantially in just the last 24 hours,” Diaz said. “Those chances are now so low that if any precipitation did happen it would be trace amounts to a tenth of an inch.”

The news isn’t all bad. Diaz said firefighters will receive some relief in the form of cooler temperatures – highs in the mid 60s to low 70s are expected through Sunday. An onshore flow, stronger marine layer and better recovery of humidity overnight will also provide a boost.

The reprieve, however, won’t last long.

“We are expecting to go back to that warmer and drier pattern” next week, Diaz said.

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As of 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Glass Fire covered 67,420 acres, or roughly 105 square miles, in Napa and Sonoma counties and was 62 percent contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Full containment is anticipated by Oct. 20.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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