Weekend Soaker - NBC Bay Area

Weekend Soaker



    Sunday Soaker

    Heavy rain is making for a wet Sunday. (Published Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010)

    Sunday's stormy weather hit the Bay Area with a vengeance just like the weather folks said it would.

    NBC Bay Area meteorologist Craig Herrera said the North Bay got the brunt of the rain event with a potential of three-plus inches falling there.

    Today's rain is the second storm of the weekend and is the bigger of the two.  It caused up to two hour delays at SFO and made for dangerous driving pretty much everywhere.

    Some 20,000 PG&E customers lost power around 2 p.m. in Oakland due to the weather. Most of them had their lights back on by 8 p.m.

    Localized flooding was a concern in Santa Rosa and surrounding series.  They got two inches of rain there Saturday and doubling that could mean trouble for streams and backed up storm drains.

    This is the first real rain of the season and it isn't enough to cause any official flood warnings or watches from the National Weather Service.

    In response to the weather, the CHP issued a wind advisory for Highway 1 at Devil's Slide in San  Mateo County, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and the Bay Bridge. 

    The soaker also brought strong winds all along the coast as well as snow for the Sierra. The upper elevations are expecting one to two feet of snow.

    The weather will move out once the work week begins. 

    Game No. 1 of the World Series should be dry but cloudy, Herrera says.  He warns Game No. 2 on Thursday could see some showers from yet another system that is headed our way.