Much-needed rain finally falling in the Bay Area

19 October 2021

Light rain started falling Sunday evening in the Bay Area, as a week of much-needed precipitation was forecast for the parched Northern California landscape.

One to 2 inches of rain is expected to fall across the Bay Area over the next week, and even more could fall across the North Bay as a series of storms dives in from the northwest, said Rick Canepa, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. To the east, parts of the Sierra Nevada could see more than a half-foot of snow by Monday morning.

The upcoming storms could equal or surpass average monthly rainfall totals in just a matter of days — a welcome prospect for the region, Canepa said.

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