Residents across the Bay Area should brace for more chilly temperatures overnight and Friday morning as a frigid Canadian air mass continues its journey across much of the Western United States, according to the National Weather Service.
A freeze warning issued for much of the Bay Area will remain in effect until 9 a.m. Friday.
The warning was issued for the entire Bay Area with the exception of San Francisco and could mean more record-setting temperatures, National Weather Service forecaster Steve Anderson said.
“We’re finally getting our winter,” he said.
Anderson said rain is expected on Saturday, as well as snow above 2,500 feet throughout the Bay Area.
He said motorists in the region should drive with extra caution on Saturday night and Sunday morning, when runoff from rain and snow is expected to create icy patches on area roadways.
Warmer temperatures are expected next week. The cold snap is the result of a high-pressure cold air mass that originated in Northern Canada.
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