Minor Chance of Rain to Occur in the Bay Area on Friday

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On November 12 of this year, the National Weather Service predicted the chance of rainfall to happen in some parts of the Bay Area on Friday. Weather forecasters urge Bay Area residents to come prepared with raincoats and umbrellas as cloudy skies would start to spread by Friday morning.

Meteorologist Roger Gass clarified that the rain would not take long to shower several parts of the Bay Area. He also noted that people could expect little to no downpours to arrive Friday.

“This cold front is not very strong, and when it shifts out of the Monterey Bay region, it’ll fall apart and weaken pretty fast,” stated Gass during Thursday afternoon weather report. “By Friday night, it’ll be dry again,” he added.

Moreover, forecasters expected half-inch of rain showers by early Friday in the North Bay and Coastal mountain parts, breaking the area’s almost all-year-round dry season streak. According to them, the past week’s temperature helped bring a cold front developed within a trough along the West Coast, finally producing rain clouds.

According to Gass, the Bay Area’s south areas like Concord, Oakland, and San Francisco could expect the front to weaken on their end by the afternoon. Additionally, the forepart would partially graze the South Bay and parts such as San Jose. By those areas, Gass stated that “they may get less than one-tenth of an inch.”

In the California state, this year’s any amount of rainfall is considered uncommon. According to weather forecasters, the nation’s overall rain amount this year ranges from 25% to 40%. Due to these findings, the state suffered from several massive wildfires brought about by continuous dry conditions. Gass commented that large amounts of heavy downpours are not desirable for burned areas despite the state’s lack of rainfall this year.

“Getting a little in here and a little there is much better,” admitted Gass, adding, “Because that can prevent the mudslides and other issues that come from having heavy rains so shortly after vegetation got burned.”

Too much rainfall in fire-inflicted areas increases these parts’ risks to wildfire susceptibility in the future. For instance, Nevada experienced huge bouts of drought during the early 2000s. The dry conditions didn’t burn much, but as 2005 showers of rain came and contributed vegetation growth, large fires around the area followed suit.

However, Gass assured that the wildfire concern is far from near. Beginning Sunday, high pressure would begin its formation along the West Coast after a trough that confined cold air across the West Coast dissipates.

“It will be back to the same pattern we’ve been seeing,” Gass said. “High pressure and dry conditions will return.”

The North Bay area can expect the light to moderate rain showers before noon on Friday. Rainfall would then sweep south to other Bay Area parts during the afternoon until evening. The Bay Area residents could expect sunny to cloudy skies in the upcoming weekend after.

States such as San Francisco often experience long, arid, comfortable, and clear summers while winters are partly cloudy, short, cold, and wet yearly. Variations in temperature shift from 45 degrees to 72 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year and seldom get below 39 degrees or above 38 degrees Fahrenheit.

The state’s warm season usually begins from June 12 to October 23, lasting for a maximum of 4.4 months. September 19 is the nation’s hottest day of the year, with a median high temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

Meanwhile, the cold season often starts from December 3 to February 4, paired with an average daily high temperature below 59 degrees. January 3 is the state’s coldest day of the year, with an average low of 45 degrees Fahrenheit.