The Bay Area awoke to the pitter-patter sound and pleasant smell of rain Sunday as the first significant storm system of the season moved through the area, bringing much-needed moisture to a largely dry region.
Meteorologist Brooke Bingaman with the National Weather Service said that the rain system that passed through the Bay Area over the weekend will give way to dry conditions for Monday and Tuesday before an even wetter system could come through Wednesday into Thursday.
The rain that Bay Area residents eagerly awaited is helping to deal with the “backlog” in rainfall that the region has experienced. Bingaman said as of Saturday, San Jose Airport had moved from 4 percent of normal for the season to 10 percent.
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