Cooler temperatures, chance of rain for weekend

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Cooler temperatures arrive in the Bay Area Friday afternoon ahead of a storm system that could bring rain showers to the North Bay through Saturday.

However, the rain totals from this storm are not likely to significantly improve the overall rain totals for a very dry February.

February has been a particularly dry month, with only 5 days of measurable rainfall.

San Francisco averages nearly 4.5 inches of rain in February, but so far has only seen 0.98 inches.

The lack of rain has significantly weakened this winter’s earlier El Nino-fueled rain totals.

Right now most of the Bay Area stands at 75-85% of normal, meaning without more rain this winter California is likely facing another year of drought restrictions.

According to initial reports, March is looking like a better rain month.

After Friday, the next possibility for rain looks to be Wednesday of next week.

The area with the greatest chance of rain showers this weekend is the North Bay, particularly along the coastline. 

Showers are projected to potentially arrive Friday evening and last through Saturday morning, but the majority of the Bay Area will not see any precipitation.

Temperatures are also expected to drop by 5-10 degrees across most of the Bay Area starting Friday afternoon  

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