More showers, thunder expected Saturday

January 5, 2008 2:58:47 PM PST
The San Francisco Bay Area is expected to experience numerous showers today with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail. High temperatures in the lower to mid 50s and southwest winds of 10 mph to 20 mph are expected.

Cold and wet weather is continuing today with high waves crashing into Bay Area coastlines and snow dusting three regional mountain peaks, according to the National Weather Service.

Friday's powerful Arctic system, said to be the strongest to hit the Bay Area in years, swept some areas with winds exceeding 80 mph and dropped several inches of rain.

Tonight the Bay Area is expected to experience widespread showers with isolated thunderstorms, some of which may produce small hail. Low temperatures in the 40s and southwest winds of 10 mph to 20 mph are anticipated.

The strongest part of the system has moved through the Bay Area, Anderson said, but it will continue bringing stormy weather through Sunday.

Sunday the Bay Area is expected to experience numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms, some of which may produce small hail. High temperatures in the lower 50s and variable winds between 5 mph and 10 mph are expected.

Residents can expect light snowfall on Mount St. Helena in the Napa, Sonoma, and Lake county area, Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County, and Mount Hamilton in Santa Clara County, according to Anderson.

A break from the stormy weather is expected Monday, when the region will be between systems, according to Anderson. Another storm system is expected to move into the area Tuesday, he added.

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