Storms Boost Bay Area Rainfall Totals, But More Needed

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Last week’s storm system may have helped but weather forecasters said the Bay Area still has a long way to go to reach normal rainfall totals.

Before last week’s heavy rains, San Francisco was at about 30 percent of normal for rainfall.

But National Weather Service forecaster Diana Henderson said we’re now at 50 percent of normal.

KCBS’ Susan Kennedy Reports:

“A norm for San Francisco, we would expect about 20 inches at this time of the year,” Henderson said. “Right now, San Francisco has a little over ten inches.”

And she said it doesn’t look like there are any big organized storms on the immediate horizon.

“The main front went through and now we have cold air and moisture behind it,” said Henderson. “That’s giving us rain showers that are pretty spread out and sporadic.”

The Bay Area is expected to see continued showers off-and-on throughout the next week.

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