Second storm makes splashy, dangerous morning drive in Bay Area

Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Rain was pouring down on parts of the Bay Area on Friday morning to levels that the region rarely sees.

The Bay Area is facing a series of storms this week with on-and-off showers. Storm number two started late Thursday night and stayed heavy through Friday morning.

The National Weather Service said San Francisco International Airport even set a rainfall record for Oct. 21 with 0.44 inches of rain. The last rainfall record for Oct. 21 was 0.13 inches in 1970.

SFO on Friday morning, Oct. 22 around 5:30 a.m.

Some parts of the Bay Area are feeling heavier showers compared to other areas.

Video recorded on Alemany Blvd near the I-280 onramp in San Francisco around 4 a.m.:

Drivers should be weary of invisible puddles on the road that are hard to see while the sun is down. On Highway 101, cars could be seen driving and making huge splashes while driving into large puddles.

According to NWS, the Friday rain will be gone by the afternoon. The North Bay will start seeing showers again in the early Saturday evening, before an atmospheric river bombards the Bay Area on Sunday.

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