The first drops of rain from an approaching cold front arrived around the Bay Area early Monday morning, starting in the North Bay and moving southward and inland.
Trace amounts of rain, to about a tenth of an inch, were reported as of 7 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
The light rain is expected to continue through late morning and move out of the area by 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
The rain is being ushered in by a cold front bringing cooler temperatures to the region. More light rain is possible later this week, according to the weather service.
Much of the state, including the Bay Area is seeing severe to extreme drought conditions, according to the the National Integrated Drought Information System.
January through March 2022 was the driest on record for those three months for most of California.
The dry end of the wet season leaves the state in a third year of drought -- with drought conditions worse in California than a year ago according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.