After a wet week you’ll want to keep your umbrella handy, because the NWS is predicting more precipitation in the forecast. TL;DR: Showers will begin to pour down on Tuesday afternoon and throughout the night, followed by a brief dry spell. Then heavy rains are expected to pound the Bay Area again starting Friday and lasting through the weekend.
Here’s the breakdown. According to NWS’s 7-day forecast, they anticipate showers after 4pm on Tuesday and lasting through the night, amounting to between a quarter and half an inch. There will be a brief respite with partial sun and patchy fog on Wednesday and Thursday. Then the heavier rain storm will likely arrive Friday after 10am, with a potential thunderstorm in the early hours of Saturday morning. Current predictions show 2-3 inches of rain in SF between Friday and Monday.
NWS Bay Area’s Monday post on X details the expected periods of rain this week between Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Monday. Widespread rain is expected throughout the Bay Area this weekend, but some nearby coastal locations will likely be hit especially hard. Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, and Big Sur are anticipating levels of 3-4 inches, and Cloverdale up north could be inundated with up to 6 inches of rain.
The Bay Area’s rainy forecast comes in the midst of a brutal arctic blast blowing through the US. Nearly 80% of the country will see below-freezing temperatures, potentially breaking records from Oregon to Mississippi. The storm has closed schools, canceled flights, and created life-threatening conditions. You can keep up with the latest national weather conditions by following @NWS on X.
If you’re feeling shipwrecked at home this weekend, consider scrolling through our list of rainy day activities in San Francisco. You’ll find a mix of indoor activities throughout the city, at-home activities, and comfort food and drink to keep you cozy…