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Rain Returns to Bay Area

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    NEWSLETTERS

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014)

    Nothing makes the Bay Area happier these days than seeing the colors of green pop up on the weather radar.

    Green means rain, something Northern California has been lacking for more than a year. Thursday's storm rolled in overnight with heavy downpours in some areas. It made for slick roadways for the morning commute.

    According to the NBC Bay Area weather department, this storm will bring the most rain since April. A storm system passing over the region, causing precipitation in the North Bay and spreading southward overnight.

    About a half-inch of rain was reported in parts of Marin County, such as Mt. Tamalpais, Kentfield and Muir Beach, and the Sonoma County mountains has seen at least an inch of rain, the National Weather Service said.

    Over one-half inch of rain has been reported in parts of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.

    Highs are expected to be in the mid 60s to lower 70s with westerly winds of up to 10 mph.

    Mostly cloudy skies are likely in the Bay Area Thursday evening, with a slight chance of rain. Lows are expected to be in the mid 50s to lower 60s, with westerly winds of up to 15 mph.

    Mostly cloudy skies are likely Friday morning. There will be a slight chance of rain. Highs are expected to be in the mid 60s to lower 70s with westerly winds of up to 35 mph.

    Additionally, the U.S. Coast Guard warns that strong southwesterly swells and rip currents are predicted in Marin and Santa Cruz counties over the next few days.

    Boaters and swimmers should be cautious when out on the water. Swimmers caught in a rip current should swim parallel to the coast to escape the current before turning to shore, according to the Coast Guard.

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