Today’s Forecast: Cool Front Brings Rain Today - NBC Bay Area

Today’s Forecast: Cool Front Brings Rain Today



    A chance of showers and cooler today. Meteorologist Kari Hall has details in the Microclimate Forecast.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017)


    The morning will be cloudy with cooler temperatures. A quick moving cold front moves through this afternoon from north to south bringing rain. The timeframe will be around 5 pm in the North Bay with the South Bay seeing rain around midnight. It will be breezy with clearing skies this afternoon. Rain totals may reach a quarter inch to the north with less than a tenth of an inch to the south. Friday begins with clearing skies and cool temperatures. Friday will be a pleasant day with highs inland in the 70s and 60s near the coast. This weekend expect warmer temperatures, especially on Sunday. Air quality may still be unhealthy at times in the North Bay with some improvements to the rest of the Bay Area.

    Meteorologist Kari Hall

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    Our weekend of dry and at times gusty offshore winds ramped up fire danger but also helped to send more North Bay wildfire smoke offshore through Sunday afternoon.  As these offshore breezes decrease Monday and slowly turn back onshore, we may see areas of denser smoke drifting a little further south again to start the week.  Onshore winds will increase into Wednesday as we see a weather system bring a chance of much needed rain to the region on Thursday with showers possible into Friday.  Totals in the 0.10” to 0.25” look to be the trend for the valleys but locally higher totals are possible esp. along the Santa Cruz mountains and North Bay mountains which will be a welcome sight for fire crews.  

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