Record spring heat spike comes to Bay Area
OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Fans of roller coasters are going to love the weather in the Bay Area this week.
A handful of spring heat records are expected to be broken on Wednesday immediately followed by temperatures falling by 20 degrees on Thursday and rain for the weekend.
KTVU meteorologist Steve Paulson projects a handful of records for high temperatures to be broken on Wednesday including ones in San Rafael, Livermore, and Oakland International airport.
Temperatures in the Bay Area will be in the 80’s and 90’s which is 5 -10 degrees warmer than they were on Tuesday, continuing the warming trend that began on Sunday.
To put this trend into perspective, the high temperature in San Francisco Sunday was 57 degrees; on Wednesday it’s expected to be 90.
That’s a 33 degree swing in just 3 days.
But temperatures are expected to fall even faster, with some cities seeing highs 20 degrees lower on Thursday.
By Friday, the low pressure system bringing cooler temperatures will also bring rain across most of the Bay Area.
The precipitation is expected to last into Saturday and possibly Sunday.