Weather: Cold Front Could Bring Rain to Bay Area Next Weekend

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National Weather Service updates as quarter-inch could fall around the Bay Area.

San Jose – National Weather Service reports that meteorologists were cautiously optimistic on Sunday as they believed with their prediction of Bay Area rain on Friday and Saturday using their models.

Matt Mehle, a meteorologist, said that he and his team confirmed a slim chance that as much as a quarter-inch of rain would fall in the Bay Area this coming Friday and Saturday, a day after temperatures drastically set to drop by 15 to 20 degrees.

Thanks to a cold front from the Gulf of Alaska, the temperature has dropped in Northern California State, starting on Thursday. The cold weather set to hit Northern California brings with chilly temperatures and rainfall, though exactly how much people will expect it.

It has seen the consistency of results in the weather system, and it is a good sign. However, the track and timing of the weather system may vary. The best chances for Bay area rain are Friday afternoon and Saturday. But, the National Weather Service website posts an update that the meteorologists are wary of making any calls about the drizzle after a recent rain projection dried up.

The discussion says, “We have already had one case this autumn where the model output from a similar time projection was in a good agreement on wet weather for us and then faded to dry as the time frame approached. Chances are better not.” Meteorologists tell people that at least a significant portion of the Bay Area will have measurable rain by the time Saturday evening.

Mehle said, “Rainfall won’t be significant.” Despite all the chances, meteorologists could not believe rainfall could be any help.

Mehle added, “It is not going to be a big soaker. In this system, we just basically have a lower chance of rain.” “Usually the North Bay Area has the highest rainfall for overtime, but this is a different situation because we don’t know how much we might get.” He said.

Expecting to have rainfall these upcoming days will be a big help for fighters as they are battling with the most ferocious and violent fire seasons in California history.

Mehle said that though meteorologists are optimistic that chances of rainfall and the moisture of the weather will help firefighters, the system doesn’t appear to be a season-ending event.

However, the chances of rainfall and moisture bring higher humidity will slow down the season. Matt Mehle stated that “The cooler air will help to bring higher humidity. Large fuels and trees and limbs will remain drought, while grasses and surface fuels respond to the moisture.”

Still, meteorologists are confident enough that the cold weather in front will bring temperatures from the mid-80s in San Jose on Thursday, 60s, and 50s on Friday and Saturday. Forecasters reports say that it is not inconceivable that the Bay’s highest mountain – above 3,500 and 4,000 feet, could even see some snow this season-ending.

Thomas Lake

Resident tech nerd for the SF Times.