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Mild weather continues, then a sunny Thanksgiving is on tap for the Bay Area

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The frigid mornings recently have become part of the routine, during a cold snap that’s affected the Bay Area this month. The coldest lows are in the North Bay valleys, with spots that can get to the mid-30s. Another chilly location is the interior East Bay, where lows could be in the upper 30s. Even though the mornings have been pretty cold, the weekend was overall mild, due to a ridge pattern, an area of high pressure that promotes clear skies and dry conditions. We can expect more of the same temperatures for Monday, as a ridge slowly moves east.

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Storm gives way to clearer Sonoma County skies, colder temps

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After days of on-again-off-again showers across the North Bay, courtesy of what some meteorologists have called the strongest storm of the season, Wednesday is promising a return of the sun.

Heavy rains from an intense system that began late Sunday dropped as much as 2 inches on parts of the region, particularly in the hills bordering Napa County, according to the National Weather Service.

The majority of Sonoma County, though, received about .75 to 1.4 inches of rain since early Monday, weather service meteorologist Roger Gass said Tuesday

Santa Rosa’s precipitation totals varied across the city, but ultimately they ranged from about .75 to 1.25 inches, Gass added.

On Monday, Santa Rosa fire officials, citing several factors that include the recent rains, declared an end to this year’s threat of severe wildfires. The announcement is specific to Santa Rosa and means residents no longer have to keep their properties in compliance with the city’s weed abatement ordinance, said Santa Rosa Fire Marshal Paul Lowenthal.

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