Scattered showers, isolated thunderstorms to persist in the Bay Area before Sunday sunshine

Keep umbrellas and rain jackets handy, because waves of wet weather will continue to sporadically roll through the Bay Area all day Saturday.

But Bay Area residents will likely wake up to blue skies by Sunday, as forecasters say a high pressure system is expected to arrive in the second half of the weekend and continue into the holiday weekend.

On Saturday, the National Weather Service’s forecast calls for morning showers and afternoon rain, with isolated thunderstorms scattered throughout the region.

The National Weather Service said some of the most widespread, heavy rain rolled into the region overnight, especially up in the North Bay and Santa Cruz mountains. That precipitation fell from a low-pressure storm system that had been lingering off the coast for days, which finally made its way to California by Friday evening.

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By 10 a.m. Saturday, 24-hour rainfall totals topped 1 inch in San Francisco, .56 inches in Redwood City, .23 in San Jose, .74 in Oakland and 1.19 inches in Richmond, according to the California Nevada River Forecast Center.

More precipitation pummeled Sonoma County, where Novato the Pt. Reyes Station and No came out on top with 2.09 and .87 inches, respectively.

The weather service had lifted its flood, wind and hail warnings for Santa Cruz County early Saturday, but motorists and residents are still advised to keep an eye out for possible road closures and flooding.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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