Thursday showers could lead into larger, harsher Bay Area weather system over the weekend, NWS says – Red Bluff Daily News

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Two separate weather systems, one coming Thursday afternoon and another Friday night, were forecasted to bring rain, wind and possibly even thunderstorms in the coming days.
Thursday’s system wasn’t forecasted by the NWS to rain much as much in South Bay as in other parts of the region. San Jose, Fremont and the Peninsula all the way up through San Mateo weren’t predicted to see more than one-tenth of an inch of rainfall, but wind gusts as high as 24 miles per hours could be felt after sunset. Forecasts were similar in Contra Costa County, with potential of 28 mph gusts hanging in the balance overnight.
From Millbrae to San Francisco, however, and San Leandro through Richmond, NWS forecasts predicted between one-tenth and one-quarter of an inch of rainfall after 5 p.m. Thursday. Winds in those higher-rainfall areas could rise to 29 mph, making for a chilly night when paired with low temperatures in the mid-40s.
“We have the East Bay at about half of an inch as a max (Thursday night),” Crystal Oudit, a NWS meteorologist, said Thursday morning.
Most of Friday was predicted to be yet another quick refrain from the rain throughout the Bay Area. Partly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-50s were expected for most of the day, before a second, harsher weather system kicks in making for a wet and windy weekend.
Late Friday night and into Saturday, the Bay Area cities were forecasted for as much as one inch of rainfall, according to NWS forecasts Thursday afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 48 mph in San Francisco, and 40 mph in Oakland and San Jose during the daytime. A thunderstorm was “possible” for Sunday morning covering the entire region, the NWS says.
Rain is on the way today and again Saturday.
But Sat. will also be Windy. A Gale Watch is out over the ocean, but a Wind Advisory has now been issued for the land area for gusts 35-45 mph. It begins at Midnight in the North Bay, expires at 6 PM around the Monterey Bay.#CAwx
— NWS Bay Area 🌉 (@NWSBayArea) December 8, 2022

The Santa Cruz Mountains could see as much as 5 inches of rain over the weekend, Oudit said. Oudit added that the two weather systems were unrelated.
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