Temperatures plummet after spring heat spike

The Bay Area weather rollercoaster continues it's wild ride Thursday and it might have a wet ending to the week.

After Wednesday's record-breaking heat spike, temperatures are expected to drop by 15-20 degrees.

The low pressure system bringing those cooler temperatures is also expected to bring rain to the Bay Area Friday night into Saturday morning.

KTVU meteorologist Steve Paulson predicts 1/10 to 1/2 inch of rain mostly in the North and East Bay cities.

Wednesday's heat spike brought temperatures in the high 80's and 90's to most of the Bay Area.

Several new heat records were set in Oakland, while other cities got close to previously set marks.

But the heat will not return anytime in the near future.

In fact, the long term models appear to show opportunities for rain through April and possibly into May  

That would provide a later than normal end to the rainy season, welcome news to our drought-stricken state.