The Bay Area woke up to rain this morning, the first showers in California's winter storm season. But while we (like the rest of California) desperately need the rain, that doesn't mean everything was smooth sailing this morning: In fact, the roads were a little too smooth this morning, sending vehicles sailing into one another. Meanwhile, PG&E is scrambling to restore power to thousands of area customers who lost it.

According to PG&E spokesperson Jacqueline Ratto, around 2,700 households were without power as of 5:30 this morning, as a result of weather, with outages in Marin, the Peninsula, the South Bay, the East Bay, and SF. By 5:50, that number had grown substantially, when 4,000 households near Bernal Heights lost power, reports the Chron.

By 6 a.m., the number of dark households had soared to 8,000, according to ABC7.

“PG&E is working to restore power safely and as quickly as possible,” Ratto says.

Storm-slickened roads also slowed this morning's commute, and according to a California Highway patrol spokesperson, there were "dozens" of accidents on Bay Area roads this morning, including a big rig that wrecked on the eastbound Bay Bridge at 2:20 a.m., spilling oil onto the First Street on-ramp, according to the Chron.

The storm is expected to continue through Monday evening, so we can expect to see more wrecks and outages throughout the day. You might also hear some thunder this afternoon, as CBS5 reports that "a slight chance of thunderstorms is expected."

Clear skies are expected to return on Tuesday morning.

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