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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Yes, It's Going to Rain Tonight

Posted By on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 12:12 PM

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It won't be significant, but every little bit counts these days, right?

The National Weather Service tells us that later tonight and well into the morning hours, we can expect some wet weather that will amount to a mere few hundredths of an inch in San Francisco. 
It's a paltry amount, until you consider that it has been 42 days since the last rainfall in San Francisco and 145 days since we saw more than one-tenth of an inch of rain. 

The slight shower will be gone before you know it, according to Austin Cross, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. By the weekend, the familiar dry pattern will settle back in San Francisco, gracing us with sunshine and temperatures in the low 70s.

The wet weather is also no harbinger of a rainy season ahead. It's too soon to tell whether the coming months will bring us enough rain to make a crack in this drought. For now, Cross says consider this just an early storm system passing through, and nothing more. Oh and it's not connected to the hurricane in the southwest, Cross tells us.

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Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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