Stephen Ellison

Incoming Storm Expected to Impact Friday Evening Commute

Rain will continue into next week, along with another cold spell and low snow levels, forecasters say

After frigid overnight temperatures Thursday night into Friday morning, storms are expected to soak the Bay Area's Friday afternoon commute and linger well into next week, according to the National Weather Service.

Along with the weak to moderate rain Sunday is forecast another cold system that could bring snow to fairly low elevations Sunday night, the weather service said.

Friday is cloudy with showers likely in the morning and in the afternoon. Highs will be around 50 degrees. Southeast winds will be 10 to 20 mph.

The road to Lake Tahoe and Reno is dangerous. NBC Bay Area’s microclimate weather team is forecasting 1 to 4 feet of snow over the next two days and maximum chain controls are in effect for much of I-80.

Friday night will be cloudy with showers in the evening and

showers after midnight. Lows will be in the 40s. Southeast winds will be 10 to 20 mph before becoming north winds at 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Saturday will be breezy with a light chance of showers in the morning, and then showers likely in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s. West winds will be 10 to 20 mph, increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 70 percent.

Long-range trends suggest more rain and storms next week, which may trigger small mudslides. Reservoirs, rivers and streams may begin to reach capacity as soils become saturated, the weather service said.

Next week's rains, which are expected to come from weak to moderate weather systems, are expected to be more robust the farther south you go.

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