More May rainfall in the Bay Area? We might just be getting started

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A May rainstorm is not uncommon for the Bay Area, but a rainy Memorial Day weekend is -- it hasn't happened in 26 years.

But this year could be different.

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New long-range weather models for the 3-day weekend show that rain chances are heightened with a 30 percent-40 percent chance of storms across California.

That doesn't mean it's time to cancel the barbecue. ABC7 News meteorologist Drew Tuma explains a lot can happen between now and then.

Recently the Bay area has seen a decent amount of May rain.

Measurable amounts fell in 2015, 2017, and 2018.

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Historically, San Francisco sees an average of about 0.7 inches of May rainfall, according to the National Weather Service.

The wettest Mays in the Bay Area range from 3"-5" of total rain.

The Bay Area has seen rain even later than Memorial Day.

San Francisco saw a rainstorm back in July of 2014.

Watch the latest AccuWeather forecast and take a look at recent weather stories and videos.
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