Rain, some snow expected for holiday
While a basically bonedry November in Northern California may have knocked the wind out of our normal storm season, next week could bring much-needed rain and leave us with a wet Thanksgiving and Black Friday. And we could see some hail and perhaps a light dusting of snow atop Mount Hamilton and Mount Diablo while the Sierra Nevada may see even more of the white stuff.
While Southern California this week saw rain and even some snow fall, and temperatures fell to the low 60s as the season’s inaugural storm moved on through, the San Francisco Bay Area has had to cool its heels a few more days before it gets the same wet treatment. But come Tuesday evening, the area could see up to a half-inch of rain by the time Wednesday morning rolls around.
The rain should continue through the end of the week as Turkey Day temperatures drop into the low 50s by day and low 40s by night. The reason: a low-pressure system coming in our direction from the north, says meteorologist Spencer Tangen with the National Weather Service in Monterey.