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Rain Returns



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    This Sunday is turning out to be a repeat of Easter.  That means you need to have your rain slickers with you before you head out on errands or to church.

    Meteorologist Craig Herrera says the rain will begin to fall early in the North Bay.  Rain will fall across the entire Bay Area by the time Sunday services are complete.

    You can expect about .5 inch to 1.5 inches to fall on what is expected to be a wet and windy day.

    Midday is when the rain will really make itself most known.

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    Once we get into the late afternoon and evening, the rain will turn to scattered showers.

    The timing is not good for the San Francisco Giants and their fans.  Today marks the 10th anniversary of AT&T Park and the team has a big pre-game celebration planned with the likes of Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent in attendance.

    Herrera said it is likely the game and the fun will have to be postponed, at least for awhile, because they will likely put out a tarp to protect the field.  The heaviest rain is supposed to fall between 11 and 1 p.m.

    This is a cold system that could bring snow to some North Bay peaks.  The white stuff just might stick in Mendocino and Lake counties above 2,500 foot level.

    The system will then march on to the Sierra which will get even more late-season snow.  At least a foot of snow is supposed to fall in elevations above the 4,000 foot by Monday.  A lot of people are up in Tahoe this week for spring break and will be making their way along Interstate 80 at some point today, so drivers beware.

    Keep a hold of those umbrellas for the work week. Monday there is more scattered showers and a few isolated thunderstorms in the forecast.

    A wind advisory will continue to remain in effect throughout the  Bay Area until about 8 p.m. Sunday.    

    Winds of 25 to 35 mph are expected to be sustained throughout the  region, with gusts of up to 50 mph possible in some areas.    

    Areas at elevations above 1,500 feet and areas along the coast are  especially susceptible to the inclement weather.    

    Drivers are encouraged to use extra caution, and residents should  be aware of possible downed trees and sporadic power outages.   

     San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Marin, Monterey, Contra  Costa, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Clara and Alameda counties are affected