Bay Area residents should be getting their umbrellas ready for the week ahead as wet weather was expected to hit the region tomorrow evening, according to a KTVU meteorologist.
Nearly two months after the last significant rain storm hit the Bay Area, a storm system was making its way down the Pacific Northwest Sunday evening and could bring up to an inch of rain to North Bay hills starting on Monday night, said meteorologist Mark Tamayo.
KTVU meteorologists were tracking the change in the weather pattern Sunday that could bring moderate rain fall to the area, and though there’s still some uncertainty to exact rain fall totals, most areas around the Bay could expect to receive over a half-inch of rain.
“The coastal hills of the North Bay should get the most; at least over an inch of rain fall,” said Tamayo.
Though Tamayo emphasized the numbers were uncertain Sunday evening, rain amounts for San Francisco, the East Bay, and communities on the Peninsula could range between a half-inch and an inch of rainfall.
Motorists were advised to use extra precaution when driving if it does rain, as the first hour of rainfall is likely to produce slick and hazardous conditions on Bay Area roadways.
“Motorists should on alert with the incoming rain and the oil accumulations on the roadways,” said Tamayo.
Drivers were advised to leave extra time to commute and leave plenty of space between vehicles, especially in heavy traffic.
Tamayo said that the Sierra should expect snow, though winter storm watches were not in effect as of Sunday night. The KTVU meteorologist predicted that snow levels would be on the higher side, in the area of 6,500 to 7,000 feet.
Tamayo added that fire danger has still been a concern going into mid-November but the oncoming rain fall should go a long way to dampening it.