Thursday morning’s wet weather was just a taste of what’s to come, as uncommonly dry conditions suddenly change to up to 7 inches of Bay Area rain in some locations.
Drivers should plan for a wet commute on Thursday morning, as another dose of much-needed rain is expected to hit the Bay Area beginning Wednesday night, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
Despite clouds, rain, slick roads, and snow down to lake level in Tahoe, the precipitation on Tuesday and Wednesday had little or no effect on reservoirs, with Folsom Lake reporting higher water levels before the storms than after.
Continuing frigid temperatures in the Midwest and on the East Coast were resulting in more flight cancellations and delays at Bay Area airports Tuesday.
Winter weather on the East Coast was causing flight cancellations at Bay Area airports Tuesday.
Rain and a dusting of snow have been forecast throughout the region overnight, beginning in the North Bay and drifting across the region into Saturday morning.
Oakland city officials have received more than 190 calls for assistance with fallen trees and branches and other debris this morning following Thursday night’s wind storm.
More than 17,500 PG&E customers remained without power in the Bay Area Friday morning as a result of strong winds in the region, a utility spokeswoman said.
Classes have been canceled at Silver Creek High School in San Jose Wednesday because of a power outage, the school announced on its website.
About 1,650 PG&E customers remained without power in the San Jose and Morgan Hill areas due to stormy weather Wednesday morning, according to a PG&E spokeswoman.