Heavier Rain Forecasted for Bay Area
The Bay Area is set to receive heavier rain starting Saturday night and continuing into Sunday, according to Cinthia Pimentel’s weekend forecast.
While rain is expected to start moving in later tonight, Saturday night plans may not be completely ruined for the next couple of hours.
However, the incoming rain is expected to bring southerly winds, which may cause power outages and flying objects.
Most of the impact is expected to be in the coast and mountains before the rain tapers down and moves out by the second half of Sunday.
The Bay Area and the Central Coast on into the Sierra are now drought-free after three long years of the La Nina pattern, with most of the area receiving sufficient rainfall since the end of 2022.
However, three counties, including Sonoma, Napa, and Solano County, are abnormally dry, while the Sacramento Valley remains in the moderate category.
More rain is expected in the Bay Area from the 23rd to the 27th of March, which could help beat the drought.
While the majority of the incoming rain is expected to be less than an inch, the bullseye activity for this round of rain will stay to the north of the Bay Area.
The next atmospheric river is expected on Tuesday, with the Santa Cruz mountains and South along the central coast and down into Los Angeles being some of the bullseye activity.
The rain is expected to linger on into Wednesday before a break in the second half of the week.
San Francisco residents and workers should prepare for an active weekend and a wet start to spring, according to the seven-day forecast.