Bay Area rain predicted for Thursday, Friday


Officials with the National Weather Service are predicting rain toward the end of the week in the Bay Area.

Rain could move into the area Thursday night and spread south from the North Bay on Friday.

This is the rainy season's first atmospheric river, which is region in the atmosphere responsible for bringing water vapor from the tropics.

Weather officials said that it's important to prepare for the rain by changing windshield wipers, checking tires, fixing leaks at home and finishing outdoor projects.

The rain will mean slick roads, decreased visibility, ponding on roads and gusty winds in the area's hills and mountains and along the immediate coast.

Weather officials are confident that the rain is coming but are less sure of its timing and the amount.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 10, 2016 at 1:53 pm

The article should make it more clear that "move into the area" on Thursday means north of San Francisco, not the Palo Alto area.

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on Oct 10, 2016 at 6:48 pm

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Posted by Reader
a resident of another community
on Oct 11, 2016 at 8:13 am


Read the second sentence.

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Posted by AuggiesMan
a resident of Menlo Park
on Oct 11, 2016 at 11:58 am

Hey, Resident? Rain is forecast for us as well (Web Link). Maybe different for Palo Alto, but you are Downtown North. Please review before criticizing, it was spot on. Headline and opening paragraph was right (Bay Area) and then says "[could].... spread south from the North Bay on Friday." Spot on.

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