Snow once again made a triumphant return to Bay Area peaks and hills Monday afternoon into early Tuesday.
While rain doused much of the Bay Area Monday, snow dusted Mount Hamilton's peak and rolling slopes just outside of San Jose and later covered parts of Mount Diablo, near Walnut Creek. The winter weather system later brought a light dusting of snow to hills near Livermore, Mount Umunhum in the Santa Cruz Mountains and Mission Peak near Fremont during the overnight hours between Monday and Tuesday.
Rain and hail made their way across the Bay Area valleys early Monday, and spotty showers, including some thunderstorms, continued during the evening commute.
While Tuesday is expected to be dry, a second round of wet weather is slated to pound the Bay Area beginning late Wednesday, forecasters said. Fairly consistent rain will continue through Saturday.
Several feet of snow is also expected to blanket the Sierra Nevada through the beginning of the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.