San Francisco Bay Area residents can expect to see another round of powerful weather bringing hail, mountain snow, and isolated thunderstorms to the region.
Hail has been dropping on several parts across the city early Wednesday morning while others saw heavy precipitation that flooded roads. At around 4:00 a.m. in the South Bay, thunderstorms woke residents with loud sounds.
Powerful Weather in The Bay Area
Residents in Monterey saw multiple lightning strikes at around 3:00 a.m., the National Weather Service said. While San Francisco experienced only a weak hail storm, the amount it brought was significant.
Officials are advising anyone caught out driving in a hailstorm to continue their route but slow down and turn their headlights on. They also advised not to suddenly put on the brakes and slowly take turns to avoid skidding.
On Wednesday at about 5:00 a.m., light showers poured over the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge.
Meteorologist John Shrable forecast the rainy weather would frequently stop and start throughout the day. He also said the precipitation would be coupled with cooler temperatures. The weather pattern was also expected to bring snow to nearby mountains.
The National Weather Service said higher elevations in the North Bay saw light snow starting from 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The agency also noted the weather would continue until Wednesday evening, KRON4 reported.
The weather agency forecast the precipitation would end by early Thursday morning, clearing skies and bringing warm temperatures before the weekend. However, weather patterns suggest another round of rain could come to the Bay Area on Sunday and Monday next week.