AccuWeather Forecast: Rainy morning commute

Good morning! Give yourself some extra time this morning on your way to work or school as moderate to heavy rainfall sweeps through the Bay Area from northwest to southeast.


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Beneficial rainfall ranging from .2" - 1" arrives before 9 a.m.. This will rank 1 on our Storm Impact Scale as it's a quick mover but ponding on the roadways with localized flooding is possible with the heavy downpours. There could even be some embedded hail.

A brief break arrives Saturday morning. Rain chances increase by the afternoon as an Atmospheric River sets up offshore. An increasing swell will bring hazardous surf, gusty winds and heavy rain Sunday into Monday. 4" - 6" of rain is expected for the coastal ranges, with 1" - 3" elsewhere. Sunday will be a level 2 on our Storm Impact Scale with Monday a Level 3.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect. for the Greater Lake Tahoe Area Sunday evening through Monday evening above 8,000 feet. 1-3 feet of snow are possible with winds gusting to over 100 mph.

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Temperatures:
Santa Rosa 65
Oakland 65
San Francisco 64
Livermore 67
San Jose 67

Coast:
Morning rain,
breezy
Highs: 61-64
Tonight: Partly cloudy
Lows: In the mid 50s.

East Bay:
Morning downpours,
breezy
Highs in the mid 60s
Tonight: Partly cloudy
Lows: In the mid 50s

East Bay Valleys:
Morning rain,
breezy
Highs in the upper 60s
Tonight: Partly cloudy
Lows: in the 50s

North Bay Valleys:
Morning downpours,
breezy
Highs: In the 60s
Tonight: Partly cloudy
Lows: 50-54

Peninsula:
Morning rain,
breezy
Highs in the mid 60s
Tonight: Partly cloudy
Lows in the mid 50s

South Bay:
Morning rain,
breezy
Highs in the upper 60s
Tonight: Partly cloudy
Lows in the mid to upper 50s

Saturday:
Rain returns in the evening
Highs: 58-66

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