Rain arrives in Bay Area, more potent system to follow

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MONTEREY — Showers swept into the Bay Area on Monday night, and a second, more powerful system is slated to follow later this week, according to the National Weather Service.

The first system is expected to deliver up to half an inch of rain to the North Bay mountains and less than a tenth of an inch elsewhere, the weather service said in a briefing Monday.

As of about 9:25 p.m. Monday, 6-hour precipitation totals included .24 inches of rain at Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, .16 inches in Venado in Sonoma County, .05 inches in Santa Rosa and .01 inches in Petaluma, the weather service said in a Twitter post.

The weather service said skies will clear Tuesday and give way to chilly temperatures, with overnight lows in the mid 30s to low 40s.

A more potent system is expected to arrive Wednesday night. It will move north to south and deliver up to 2.5 inches of rain to the North Bay and coastal ranges, 1.25 inches to interior hills and 1 inch to the rest of the region, according to the weather service.

The weather service said interior Monterey and San Benito counties will receive up to .75 inches of rain.

Up to 3 inches of snow could fall on the highest peaks in the North Bay, East Bay and Santa Cruz Mountains, according to the weather service. To the south, up to 10 inches is expected above 4,500 feet in the Santa Lucia and Southern Gabilan mountain ranges.

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The weather service said showers will linger from Thursday night into Friday morning.

Check back for updates.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Latest News


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