San Francisco Chronicle

Bay Area measures scattered light rainfall over weekend

- By Jessica Flores Jessica Flores is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: jessica.flores@ sfchronicl­ Twitter: @jesssmflor­es

Light rain fell across parts of the Bay Area this weekend, with coastal cities in the northern reaches of the region reporting the most rainfall, metereolog­ists said.

Coastal areas along the Peninsula and in Marin and Sonoma counties reported between 0.10 and 0.65 inches of rain this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Gualala, a town in Mendocino County near the northweste­rn tip of Sonoma County, had the most rainfall at 1.57 inches, said National Weather Service metereolog­ist Ryan Walbrun.

Downtown San Francisco saw 0.02 inches of rain, said Walbrun. The East Bay, South Bay and inland neighborho­ods had less rain and recorded less than a tenth of an inch of rainfall. Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County was the exception where the area received 0.58 inches of rain.

While the rain was welcomed wherever it fell, it did little to alleviate the effects of the punishing drought conditions afflicting the Bay Area.

Drier and warmer conditions were expected Sunday night through Monday night, which could increase fire risk.

A red flag warning was scheduled to take effect at 11 p.m. Sunday and last through through 8 p.m. Monday for the North and East Bay hills and the East Bay interior valleys, the weather service said Sunday morning.

The weather this week will return to “normal September weather,” with temperatur­es in the 80s and 90s across much of the Bay Area region and mid-60s to upper 70s along the coast.

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