Update 5:38 p.m. Monday: A storm swirling off the Bay Area’s coast will bring rain to the region this week, albeit much less than meteorologists at the National Weather Service originally forecasted.
The storm stayed further offshore than last week’s forecast anticipated. Meteorologists say that shift will mean less rainfall for the Bay Area and the Central Coast.
“While the overall week can be categorized as wet, there will likely be breaks in the precip throughout,” said NWS’s Bay Area office in its latest forecast discussion, noting that they expect the wettest period for the Bay Area to be Wednesday afternoon into the evening.
The Bay Area’s coastal mountains could see up to 2 inches of rain through Saturday, the North Bay and coastal areas 1 to 1.5 inches and inland valleys up to an inch, according to the latest forecast.