We had that smattering of rain two weeks ago, but now today, as forecast, the San Francisco Bay Area will be seeing the first real downpours of rain since May 19.
As forecast last week, a winter storm is heading our way from the north, bringing fairly significant amounts of rainfall lasting through Wednesday. As ABC 7's Mike Nicco reports, San Francisco proper should see "downpours and gusty breezes" by Tuesday evening, with the first rains hitting the North Bay Tuesday afternoon. Showers will continue through 11 p.m. in the South Bay.
A flash flood watch has been issued for burn areas in Sonoma County from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Scattered rain showers are expected to continue into Wednesday, and Accuweather is forecasting possible thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. But for now it looks like Thanksgiving will be partly sunny and dry.
As Nicco notes, it's been 190 days since San Francisco has had significant rainfall. The National Weather Service's Bay Area bureau has been using this as an excuse to get cheeky on Twitter and post an instruction manual on how to operate an umbrella. Also, they say it's been 188 consecutive days with less than a tenth of an inch of rain, since May 22.
Downtown #SanFrancisco has gone 188 consecutive days with less than 0.10" of rain recorded every day from May 22, 2019 to November 25, 2019.— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) November 26, 2019
This streak is forecast to end today, or tomorrow at the latest.#CAwx #CArain