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Cold front poised to sweep the San Francisco Bay Area


After a storm swept the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, the region is set to see another round of rain this weekend with the first showers arriving Saturday, the National Weather Service said. The wet conditions come as below-normal temperatures persist, bringing some of the coldest weather of the season so far.  

Light rain is expected to develop over the Central Coast and spread northward into the South Bay Saturday morning, pushing into San Francisco the central Bay Area on Saturday afternoon. Scattered showers are forecast Saturday night into Sunday and Monday. 

“Ahead of an approaching cold front from the northwest, there may be a period of drier conditions Saturday afternoon,” the weather service said in its forecast. “Then, another around of rain is expected as the frontal boundary sweeps inland and to the south Saturday night into Sunday.”

From Friday night into Monday, urban areas in the Bay Area are predicted to record 0.5 to 0.75 inches, while the Santa Cruz and North Bay mountains could see 1 to 1.5 inches, said Brayden Murdock a forecaster with the weather service.

The weather service has a freeze warning in effect through 9 a.m. Saturday as widespread 40-to-30-degree temperatures are expected across the entire Bay Area Saturday morning. 

“Expecting another night of cold temperatures across the region,” the weather service said on Friday night. “The coldest will be in the North Bay’s interior and in the eastern Santa Clara Hills where sub-freezing conditions are expected. Elsewhere, frost remains possible inland.”