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Rainfall Expected Throughout Bay Area

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    The first in a series of weather systems will spread rain across the Bay Area overnight into Saturday morning. Rain should decrease to scattered showers and some sun at times before rain increases again Saturday evening into midday Sunday along with locally gusty winds 15-30 mph.We may manage a brief break in the rain for areas especially south of San Francisco around Sunday evening through Monday as high pressure nudges our way. This won't last long as an area of low pressure offshore begins moving eastward by early Tuesday, increasing rain across the Bay Area again, and likely higher rain totals for the South Bay down toward the Central Coast. Given the saturated ground at this point, winds may bring down weaker trees, and locally heavy rainfall may produce some roadway flooding especially near the Santa Cruz mountains and Santa Lucias. Rain should taper off to isolated showers by early Thursday as the jet stream begins to head north again for the end of the week.- Rob Mayeda (Published Friday, Nov. 28, 2014)

    Rain is expected Friday night in much of the Bay Area and might continue through the weekend and into next week, according to the National Weather Service.

    The rain is expected to hit after 10 p.m. with low temperatures around 54 degrees and southwest winds around 6 miles per hour. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent, officials at the National Weather Service said.

    On Saturday, the chance of precipitation rises to 90 percent, dropping down to 70 percent Saturday evening.

    Those conditions are likely to continue on Sunday, decreasing to a 40 percent chance of rain on Sunday night. The chance of rain drops further to 30 percent or below on Monday but National Weather Service officials said showers are likely throughout the week.

    National Weather Service meteorologist Logan Johnson said the upcoming rainfall would be beneficial to the Bay Area, which has been undergoing a three-year drought.

    "While it may provide some short-term benefits, it is only just a step in the right direction," Johnson said. "California's present drought has evolved over several years' worth of rainfall deficits, and one storm will not completely end the significant impacts across the state."

    Johnson said it was important for Californians to conserve water and heed the advice of statewide water management agencies, despite any short-term improvements.

    "It will take several more storms in the next few months to make a significant or long-lasting improvement to California's drought conditions," Johnson said.

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