The Bay Area was hit by a healthy dose of rain Tuesday, with a wet-weather system bringing much-needed moisture to the region for the first time in two months.
Bay Area residents might have to bundle up this week as a cold-weather front brings a change to colder temperatures, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
The National Weather Service extended a red-flag warning for parts of the Bay Area, as more lightning was expected to strike Tuesday afternoon and later into the evening, according to KPIX 5 Meteorologist Lawrence Karnow.
Lightning strikes were reported in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties Monday night, according to the National Weather Service.
Study findings by three UC Berkeley researchers, published in the journal Science, suggest there is a connection between even minor changes in temperature or rainfall amounts and increased conflict around the world.
Some passengers at San Francisco International Airport were told Thursday their flights were canceled due to bad weather, despite skies clear enough to fly without any hazard or visibility problems.
What makes this current heat wave so uncommon, is the duration. Monday was the fifth-consecutive triple-digit temperature day in the inland Bay Area, away from the water, KPIX 5 chief meteorologist Paul Deanno observed.
A special statement from the National Weather Service indicated the Bay Area will experience hot temperatures until at least 7 p.m. Tuesday, and maybe longer.
The Bay Area and the entire state of California were preparing Thursday for a scorching weekend that could see temperatures hit triple-digit highs in many areas, even above 5,000 feet in the mountains, as a massive heat wave rolls through the West Coast.
Cool and cloudy weather Sunday morning caused flight delays of more than an hour at San Francisco International Airport, with a wet weather system forecast to hit the Bay Area on Monday.