The rain was expected to taper off a bit during the afternoon hours, leaving scattered rainfall throughout the Bay Area for much of the day. Temperatures will remain on the cool side Wednesday. The storm door remains open for the rest of the week with unsettled weather and rain expected most days into next week. Friday looks like the driest day on the horizon through the weekend.
Many Bay Area communities need over a foot of rain to return to normal, and that still won’t replenish the deficit caused by the on-going drought. How bad is your city?…
While there’s rain on the way in the Bay Area’s forecast this week, the historic California drought has the state’s reservoirs at alarmingly low levels.
The first week of spring has brought sunny skies and warm temperatures, but rain is expected to return to the Bay Area by Tuesday.
Thursday is the first day of spring, and the rainy season is quickly coming to a close and rainfall in the Bay Area has been far below normal for this time of year, potentially setting up a long-term drought for California, a National Weather Service hydrologist said.
Squaw Valley, which sits between Truckee and the north shore of Lake Tahoe, received 22 inches of snow at its top elevations between Wednesday, when the first storm hit, and midday Friday. Neighboring Alpine Meadows reported 15 inches.
All lanes of westbound state Highway 24 in Oakland have reopened after a fatal crash blocked the roadway for more than an hour during Friday’s morning commute, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Governor Jerry Brown says he’s glad to see it’s finally raining in the Bay Area, but this series of storms won’t do much to ease California’s drought.
Officials said that despite the leaks on the Bay Bridge, the span is safe to drive across.
That is double the water use reduction that was being considered just last month.