Light Showers, Possible Hail Arriving in the Bay Area Tonight

April 24, 2014 13:00 pm · 16 comments

Bay Area residents should expect rainy weather to arrive tonight and continue through the weekend, bringing with it colder temperatures, according to a National Weather Service forecaster.

Light showers are expected to fall onto the region after sunset tonight as a weather system moves in from the north. The North Bay may get rain sooner, according to forecaster Bob Benjamin.

Through Sunday, there are anticipated periods of light rain accumulating to about .25 inches of precipitation in San Francisco and up to a half-inch in higher elevation areas, Benjamin said.

“This rain is not going to be real ominous,” he said.

With the temperature dropping, there is the possibility of hail and thunderstorms Friday. Saturday will see light showers, he said.

A “second surge” of light rain will return Sunday, mostly affecting the coast, Benjamin said.

“It’s not a huge amount by any means,” he said.

He called Sunday’s rainfall a “nuisance rain.”

The end of this week and weekend will be colder with temperatures only reaching the upper 50s on the coast and the lower 60s inland.

Starting Monday, it will warm up with inland regions expected to break 80 degrees on Tuesday, he said.

Benjamin advised anyone heading to the Sierra on Friday to be prepared for snow and cold temperatures.

{ 16 comments }

1 The Original Mr. Anon E. Mouse April 24, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Really, Mother nature? I just pulled the Vette out of the garage to detail it.
I thought we were in a drought or something.
Speaking of, anyone see the news where the water district is buying water to make up for the shortage since the voluntary conservation isn’t going to cut it?

2 Jojo Potato April 24, 2014 at 1:52 PM

“ominous”? I never thought of rain that way, but maybe if a tornado is part of it…

3 Schmee April 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM

April showers bring May flowers.

April hail brings May _______?

Fail. Bail. Mail. Tail?

4 Mark April 24, 2014 at 2:55 PM

We need all the rain we can get. Bring it on.

5 anon April 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Hey PG&E , April 25 is Arbor Day, back off.

6 Dorothy April 24, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Rain, rain, come play in my yard.

7 All wet April 24, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Rain, Yes, Hail, No, might damage young plants in vegetable garden.

8 Elly April 25, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Yes, it’ll be a real “nuisance” to not have to water my yards and save a little money! Bob needs to re-think his words…

9 Rain Guy April 25, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Will there be rain in May ? Yes

10 Steve H. April 25, 2014 at 9:08 AM

I’m dancin’.. dancin’.. WOO HOO! Dancin’.. dancin’.. WOO HOO!!

11 Antler April 25, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Scheme at #4 ……. KALE

yum…..

12 Jibs April 25, 2014 at 10:24 AM

@ #4 SALE

13 MrDuckyWucky April 25, 2014 at 10:38 AM

“weather forecaster” calls it nuisance rain because it doesnt support their doomsday global warming political agenda and their agenda to raise fees to to make their fat pensions and benefits even more generous.

So of course its a nuisance, to them.

14 Clayton Squirrel April 25, 2014 at 1:21 PM

It’s still raining. This is a pretty decent storm after all. Time to turn off the sprinklers for a while. Happy!

15 Anon April 25, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Love the rain.

16 MrDuckyWucky April 25, 2014 at 4:46 PM

the squirrels in clayton are the most obnoxious animals anywhere and no better than rats.
Hence, Im not sure why someone would call themselves “Clayton Squirrel”.

It just does not compute.

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