SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – A rain storm moving from the North Bay down the San Francisco Peninsula is expected to bring heavy downpours, and KRON4 News will have live updates all day.
The morning commute is forecast to be particularly impacted, though KRON4 News meteorologist Kyla Grogan said that rain may not last as long as previously anticipated and the storm may clear out by the afternoon.
Nonetheless by that time San Francisco and most other Bay Area locales should expect a sixth of an inch of rainfall, with Santa Rosa seeing four-fifths of an inch.
How the rain is impacting Bay Area residents
KRON4’s Will Tran spoke with some Bay Area residents to ask how today’s storm is impacting them.
9:15 a.m. – Airport delays and cancellations grow
Airport delays and cancellations are growing this morning with 107 delated flights and 10 cancellations at SFO, 16 delays and six cancellations at Oakland International Airport and 15 delays and four cancellations at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.
8:50 a.m. – Major delays at SFO
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is seeing major delays: 97 total thus far, as of 8:46 a.m. There’ve been 10 cancellations, according to FlightAware.
8:25 a.m. – Rain heaviest on Peninsula, in North Bay, and along the Golden Gate
A look at KRON4’s Interactive Weather Radar shows that rain is heaviest on the Peninsula half way past the hour, particularly on the coast by Half Moon Bay. There’s also a spots of heavy rain along the Golden Gate Bridge, and in Hayward, Vallejo and American Canyon.
8:05 a.m. – Be careful driving this morning
KRON4’s Camila Barco said that her windshield wipers were on “full blast” getting to work this gloomy morning. As the rain continues to come on down dangerous puddles may appear.
7:40 a.m. – BART delayed due to rain
Bay Area Rapid Transit is warning commuters that there will be a 20-minute delay systemwide today due to weather conditions, the agency stated.
6:40 a.m. – No traffic hotspots yet in the South Bay, but beware of winds
It’s not light rain in the South Bay anymore. While the downpour hadn’t started when KRON4’s Will Tran got to Belmont, it is now.
There aren’t any traffic hotspots yet, and Tran said that while the rain isn’t too bad yet, the wind is something to watch out for.
6:30 a.m. – High winds on Bay Bridge
A California Highway Patrol traffic advisory is now in effect for the Bay Bridge from the toll plaza to Fremont Street.
The traffic advisory is due to high winds, CHP stated, and affects both eastbound and westbound lanes.
5:20 a.m. – Latest Weather Forecast
KRON4’s John Shrable said that between 6 and 7 a.m. rain is expected in San Francisco, with the heaviest near the coastline on the Peninsula, especially in the Santa Cruz mountains. Around 10-11 a.m. San Jose will bear the brunt of the storm, and though sunshine is expected later today it isn’t expected to warm up much.
5:05 a.m. – Major gusts of wind in San Rafael
KRON4’s Sara Stinson said that while rain is coming down, the key issue at the moment in San Rafael is gusts of wind.
“The rain with it comes sideways,” she said. “Not a lot of puddling on the road yet, that’s because the rain is starting to pick up.”
CHP is at the scene of a spun-out car in Lucas Valley.
Alex Baker contributed reporting.