Bay Area residents can expect showers in April, bringing slight relief to the region’s extended period of drought and pollen problems.

Rain in the Bay Area

The Bay Area office of the National Weather Service forecast “substantial rain” in the region starting late Sunday going on until Monday. Forecaster Eleanor Dhuyvetter said the weather agency is “still kind of holding strong with the chances of rain” going into the Bay Area. However, she said there were no guarantees because it was still a prediction.

“We’re not looking at anything hazardous. At this time, it’s hard to really pin down this far out but what we have right now is anywhere from a trace, 0.01 inches, to 0.15 inches,” Dhuyvetter said. She also said that changing seasons can cause forecast models to be “a bit all over the place.”

However, the forecaster said the totals were only light due to the uncertainty of the predictions. This meant that precipitation levels were difficult to properly anticipate. NWS Bay Area expects a clear forecast around Thursday. Currently, the agency expects precipitation in the Bay Area.

The predictions bring good news to residents as 94% of California is experiencing moderate to exceptional drought conditions. “With this much agreement that we’ve seen among the models we look at, it’s looking pretty good,” Dhuyvetter said, the San Francisco Gate reported.