AccuWeather Forecast: Partly cloudy tonight, 1st of 2 storms arrives Thursday

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Thursday, December 8, 2022 2:45AM
AccuWeather Forecast: Partly cloudy tonight, Level 1 storm Thursday
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Partly cloudy skies tonight, turning mostly cloudy overnight. A light, Level 1 system arrives by Thursday afternoon and will bring us scattered showers through late night.

Enjoy the short break from the rain because that's going to change on Thursday! Partly cloudy skies Wednesday night, turning mostly cloudy overnight.

Patchy fog and cloudy conditions will start off on Thursday. A light, Level 1 system on our ABC7 Storm Impact Scale arrives by afternoon and will bring us scattered showers through late night.

Rainfall will range from a few hundredths to about a third of an inch.

The wettest areas could see up to a half an inch.

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A Winter Weather Advisory goes up at 10 a.m. Thursday and runs until 4 a.m. on Friday above 3,500' in the Sierra where a half a foot to a foot of snow, possibly more is expected.

Travel could be difficult.

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Temperatures:

Concord 56

Oakland 56

Redwood City 56

San Francisco 56

San Jose 56

Santa Rosa 53

Coast:

Tonight: Partly Cloudy Early, Cloudy Overnight

Lows: Low 40s

Tomorrow: Cloudy AM, Afternoon Showers

Highs: Mid 50s

East Bay:

Tonight: Partly Cloudy Early, Cloudy Overnight

Lows: Upper 30s to Low 40s

Tomorrow: Cloudy AM, Afternoon-Evening Showers

Highs: Mid 50s

East Bay Valleys:

Tonight: Increasing Clouds Overnight

Lows: Upper 30s to Low 40s

Tomorrow: Showers Mid Afternoon-Evening

Highs: Mid 50s

North Bay Valleys:

Tonight: Increasing Clouds, Patchy Fog

Lows: Mid 30s to Low 40s

Tomorrow: Showers Arrive by Early Afternoon

Highs: Low to Mid 50s

Peninsula:

Tonight: Partly Cloudy Early, Increasing Clouds Late

Lows: Low 40s

Tomorrow: Cloudy Start, Late Afternoon-Evening Showers

Highs: Mid 50s

South Bay:

Tonight: Increasing Clouds Late

Lows: Upper 30s to Low 40s

Tomorrow: Cloudy AM, Late Afternoon-Evening Showers

Highs: Mid 50s

Friday and Beyond:

We're in between systems early Friday. By late Friday night, the next wave of rain develops.

A stronger storm moves in Saturday with moderate to heavy rain at times and gusty winds.

It's a 2 on our Storm Impact Scale and it will be accompanied by a weak atmospheric river.

There is a slight chance of thunder. Rainfall estimates are between 1"-2" for many parts of the Bay Area and even up to 3" for the wettest spots by Sunday night.

Travel to the Sierra will be difficult to impossible due to heavy snow and windy weather. A Winter Storm Watch goes up Friday evening and remains in effect until late Sunday night. Three to five feet of snow is expected above 5,000 feet and 6"-24" above 3,500'.

Highs: Mid 50s

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