Grab the Galoshes, We're Headed Into a Rainy Week - NBC Bay Area

Grab the Galoshes, We're Headed Into a Rainy Week



    Jeff's Forecast: Fog To Drop Temps

    Winter is about to return to the Bay Area with a very rainy work week ahead. There are rain drops on every day of the five day forecast.

    NBC Bay Area's weather department says showers will begin to arrive Monday morning with the forecast models keeping the best chance for measurable rain and wind on Tuesday and into Wednesday. This is also supposed to be a very cold system which means we could see snow on the Bay Area peaks by the end of the week.

    The rain will bring an end to quite a dry spell. The South Bay has had less than one inch of rain since Jan. 1 Rainfall for the season is 65 percent of normal in the South and East Bay. 

    Weather folks say there has only been six days with rain since New Year's Day. They say it has been a very rare and unusual pattern has kept us locked out of winter, but add that is all about to change.

    Wintry Weather Returning Soon

    [BAY] Wintry Weather Returning Soon
    After a sunny/dry/mild start to the weekend, its looking like we'll see a breezy and cooler finish with increasing clouds and increasing chances for rain heading into Valentine's Day. Expect temperatures to drop a few degrees for Sunday as onshore winds increase (noticeably cooler near the coastline) and eventually some rain producing clouds spill in for Monday morning. A cold trough will set up over the West Coast, ushering in weather systems out of the Gulf of Alaska off/on through the week. This will give us another round of rain likely later on Tuesday into Wednesday and as the air aloft turns colder, we'll see increasingly instability - enough to warrant a chance of some thunder and heavier showers containing some small hail. The coldest system of the bunch arrives Thursday into Friday with snow levels in the 2,000 ft. range and possibly lower by Friday night. However, a drier, northwesterly flow will kick off next weekend so most of the moisture may have moved on before we see too much snow falling on our Bay Area hilltops. Needless to say our highs will be running below average for a change - mainly 50s for the week ahead. Enjoy your Sunday! - Rob Mayeda
    (Published Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011)

    The storm door will officially open on Valentine's Day.