June-uary Weekend Breaks Records
Our June 4th storm lived up to its highly unusual expectations for this time of year - many Bay Area locations set new rainfall records today including San Francisco (1.12"), Oakland (1.47") and San Jose (.85") - and those totals may go higher before midnight thanks to isolated showers still rotating through. Sunday is looking a little less widespread rain, and more scattered showers/sunny breaks and possibly some isolated thunder as well. This low which shows up incredibly well on the satellite images in this weather forecast is expected to slowly weaken and move NNE by Monday taking our showers chances along with it. I wouldn't be surprised to see a leftover lingering shower hanging on into Tuesday morning however by Tuesday afternoon and beyond we should see high pressure building back just enough to get our temps back into the 60s and 70s for highs and keep the storm track to the north of Sonoma county at least through midweek. More modest warming could arrive by next weekend if the computer models are correct but given the way things have been late May into June at this point I'll believe it when I see it! - Rob Mayeda (Published Saturday, Jun 4, 2011)
Parts of the Bay Area have already seen record-breaking amounts of rain this weekend.
As of 5:30 a.m. Saturday, San Francisco International Airport had seen .39 inches of rain, a record high for June 4th, a National Weather Service official said.
"The record was .16 in 1947. We've already doubled it and it's still raining," meteorologist Ryan Walbrun said. Walbrun was quick to add that the amount of rain isn't extraordinary, but the fact that we're seeing it in June is.
The same amount of rain in the middle of winter "wouldn't be newsworthy," he said.
The National Weather Service is expecting the steady rain to continue throughout the Bay Area through noon today, becoming partly cloudy with showers throughout the rest of the weekend. By Monday afternoon, the region should see an end to the rain, Walbrun said.
Within the Bay Area, the Santa Cruz Mountains are expected to be hardest hit with rain this weekend, he said.
Bay City News contributed to this report.
Published at 7:58 AM PDT on Jun 4, 2011