Rainy weather on horizon for Bay Area this week

California Highway Patrol urges drivers to go slow

Skies have turned gray over the Bay Area, and rainfall is expected for the next few days as a storm system from the Gulf of Alaska passes through the region, a National Weather Service forecaster said.

"The Bay Area might see some light rain and maybe a few splashes of moderate rain throughout the day and into this evening," forecaster Diana Henderson said this morning.

The North Bay will see the most rainfall today, and another system is expected to arrive Tuesday evening. By Wednesday evening, some parts of the Bay Area will see about half an inch of rain, with slightly more in the hills and in coastal areas, she said.

She pointed out that motorists should slow down, since this is the region's first rain in a while and the roadways will be slick.

"They haven't really had any rain or anything to bring up the muck on the roads," Henderson said.

California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Bartlett echoed Henderson's advice.

"Drive under the speed limit," he said. "Just because the speed limit is 65 or 25, it doesn't mean it's safe to drive that speed."

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm

I wouldn't call this current rainfall "light" as the weather report indicates.

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Posted by light
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Some parts of the country get 1 inch of rain per hour in their rain storms. We are probably going to get less than a quarter inch total, for all day today.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 3, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Right, the total amount won't be much, but the rainfall as such isn't light, imo. So when they say light rain, are they referring to the expected total, or how hard it's falling?

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Posted by neighbor
a resident of another community
on Oct 4, 2011 at 9:25 am

It's a LIGHT rain....get real.

In fact, in most places in the U.S. and certainly in most places in the world (England? ), this is darn good weather. Try to stop being hypersensitive.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I love this weather, so keep your projected rudeness to yourself. It wasn't light rain the other day, not by Calif standards. This topic isn't England or other parts of the world, but Calif weather.

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