SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Get those umbrellas out!

Cold showers will soak the Bay Area throughout the day with rainfall amounts mostly staying below an inch.

A flood advisory is in effect until 1:00 p.m., according to the National Weather Service Bay Area.

Multiple traffic collisions Wednesday morning have backups on routes like 580 before Castro Valley and 880 in San Leandro.

The National Weather Service Bay Area is urging people to use caution when driving and to leave extra room between the car in front of you.

The Sierra Nevada will again pick up over a foot of snowfall for many areas all before both the Sierra and the Bay Area dry out starting Thursday through Sunday.

I-80 reopened Wednesday, but essential travel only is recommended.

Chains are required on all vehicles, except 4-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires, according to the Placer County sheriff.

A needed break from the rain is set to be seen for the Bay Area for the second half of this week. Before that we will have low elevation snowfall on some of our local mountain peaks these next few days with cold rain showers for the rest of us.

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