Bay Area weather: Record-breaking cold snap tapers off, ‘light rain’ in the forecast for the North Bay this weekend

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Overnight freezing temperatures shattered several records this week ahead of a warming trend in the Bay Area over the weekend and a possible storm could bring light showers to the North Bay.

Records for low temperatures were broken or equaled in a number of cities this week. Redwood City dipped to 31 degrees Friday morning, tying the lowest temperature ever on Feb. 25 set in 1931.

Richmond had a record low Thursday, with a temperature of 35 degrees compared to the previous record of 36 degrees in 1955, according to the National Weather Service. Records were also broken for Santa Rosa, which had a low of 26, beating out the last record of 28 degrees in 2018. In downtown Napa, it reached 25 degrees, breaking the record of 28 in 2018. Redwood City equalled its previous record of 30 degrees in 2018.

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