Despite Rain, Soccer Fans Cheer on San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium | NBC Bay Area

Despite Rain, Soccer Fans Cheer on San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium

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    The rain may have prompted some people to do indoor Easter egg hunts instead of going outside, but it didn't stop soccer fans from coming out to cheer on the San Jose Earthquakes Sunday at Avaya Stadium. NBC Bay Area's Marianne Favro talked to some fans. (Published Sunday, April 5, 2015)

    The rain may have prompted some people to do indoor Easter egg hunts instead of going outside, but it didn't stop soccer fans from coming out to cheer on the San Jose Earthquakes Sunday at Avaya Stadium.

    Although Real Salt Lake rained on the Earthquakes' parade by winning 1-0, fans came out and cheered on the home team. And although much of the new Avaya Stadium is exposed to the elements, that didn't stop fans from enjoying the game.

    Fans said even though there were a lot of empty blue seats at the game, it has more to do with it being Easter Sunday than concerns about sitting in the rain. Several fans said they barely felt the raindrops, and would have gladly endured much more.

    "We got a few drops, but that was it," soccer fan Laurie Silva said. "Nothing to stop the game over. We enjoyed the game and danced, and the water didn't bother us at all."

    Bay Area Preparing for Rain

    [BAY] Bay Area Preparing for Rain
    Rain, wind, chilly temperatures, and snow. No more same old weather for the Bay Area and the surrounding area. NBC Bay Area's Marianne Favro reports from Campbell with a look at how people are preparing for change and welcoming rain. (Published Monday, April 6, 2015)

    Curtis Wahlstrom said he welcomed the rain.

    "It's actually disappointing for the state of California," he said. "We need a ton of rain, so I'm not going to complain."

    In Santa Clara Sunday, motorists had to turn on their windshields and navigate through some mild showers, while others bundled up and dug out their umbrellas while they shopped at the farmers market in Campbell. They ended up just getting a light sprinkle.

    A 10-year-old girl said she counted the number of raindrops that landed on her -- it was 23. But she also reminded everyone every drop counts.

    Stronger Storm Soon

    [BAY] Stronger Storm Soon
    After a chilly and calm start to Monday, we'll have a chance for a few scattered showers at times into the afternoon as clouds and winds increase ahead of our next storm system.Some rain at times is possible in the North Bay before the cold front dives south across the rest of the Bay Area overnight into Tuesday morning.Winds will accelerate to 20-30 mph ahead of the storm, starting by Monday afternoon and remaining gusty overnight. Widespread heavier rain should change over to scattered showers and possible thunderstorms behind the cold front during the day Tuesday. Snow levels should be quite low, possibly down to the higher peaks around the Bay Area at times. Hail is also very likely with any stronger convective showers. Showers should begin tapering off Wednesday morning with drier and warmer weather set to return for the second half of the work week.- Rob Mayeda (Published Sunday, April 5, 2015)