Who Says It Doesn't Snow in the Bay Area?!?!

Snow dusts local peaks

People heading off to work Monday had to bundle up and leave a little early to deal with some cold and wet Bay Area weather.

With a cold front moving through the Bay Area, forecasters are predicting showers for the area Monday, with isolated thunderstorms and small hail possible.

The National Weather Service says temperatures will be exceptionally cool, bringing the snow level down to as low as 1,000 feet Monday night. The service has issued a snow advisory Monday for the Bay Area at elevations above 2,000 feet.

 NBC meteorologist Craig Herrera said Monday will bring on and off rain and some lightning throughout the day with snow as low as 500 to 1,000 feet Monday night. Temperatures will be mostly in the 40s Monday afternoon, Herrera said.

Snow flurries will likely continue at higher elevations throughout Monday and this evening, but are expected to taper off around midnight.

You can center in on your location with the interactive radar map.

Snow fell overnight just south of Livermore in rural Alameda County. The snow came down on Mines Road -- about 580 feet.

Crews say the roads were wet but never got icy. 

A dusting of snow was reported late Sunday on Mount Hamilton near San Jose.

In the Sierra Nevada, snow is making for good skiing, but tough driving.

Boreal atop Donner Summit reported ten inches of new snow, saying it allowed the opening of more terrain.

Forecasters say another one to two feet of snow could fall in the northern Sierra through Tuesday afternoon.

The California Highway Patrol is advising drivers to use caution on Bay Area highways and roadways this morning, as rain and clogged storm drains have caused incidences of flooding in several locations.

A large amount of water was creating a hazard Sunday in the right lane of eastbound Interstate Highway 580 near Harrison Street in Piedmont, according to the CHP.

Up to 10 inches of water was reported this morning in the two right lanes of northbound U.S. Highway 101 near Lafayette Street in Santa Clara, CHP Officer Peter Van Eckhardt said.

Flooding in the right lane of a transition ramp at the interchange between northbound state Highway 87 and northbound Interstate Highway 280 was also causing a hazard to drivers this morning, according to the CHP.

The California Department of Transportation has been alerted to these hazards, the CHP said.

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