The dried-out Bay Area finally will be getting some rain starting late Friday and into Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
A cold front approaching from the Northwest is expected to bring light showers to parts of the Bay Area by Friday evening, and the bulk of the rain is expected to arrive Saturday morning, starting in the North Bay and moving southward across the region, forecasters said.
Steadier rain will dissipate into spotty showers by Saturday afternoon and evening, weather officials said.
Rainfall amounts won't be overly impressive, but given the lack of rain in over a month, it will be a welcomed sight, the weather service said.
Winter weather advisories were issued for the Sierra Nevada, where moderate snowfall was expected Saturday, the National Weather Service said. Although the state's major reservoirs are in good shape after a very wet 2019, this winter's very dry January and February have left this winter's snowpack well below average.
As of Friday, the Bay Area has had 37 consecutive days without rain, weather officials said, spiking concerns about the return of a drought in the region.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.