A dry spell will settle over the majority of the Bay Area on Thursday, yet that should last just until the end of the week when a greater storm arrives to possibly disturb a decent lot of holiday travel plans, authorities said.
San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport authorities are propping for delays as a storm is anticipated to begin around midday Saturday in the North Bay and move south while dumping as much as 2 inches of rain in certain areas, as indicated by the National Weather Service.
“We are encouraging folks to stay up to date on the forecast, especially if they are going to hit the roads,” said Roger Gass, a meteorologist with the weather service.
SFO expects approximately 175,000 travelers will leave and arrive Friday, the busiest day of the travel season, yet Saturday’s weather conditions still could bring critical travel impacts, airport representative Doug Yakel said.
On Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration executed a ground postpone program at SFO, restricting the number of flights in light of low cloud ceilings. Many flights were canceled and more than 200 flights were deferred, said Maria Buyco, SFO’s duty manager.
In the Sierra, a winter weather advisory was planned to expire late Wednesday, yet resorts close to Lake Tahoe as of now have gotten a lot of snow this season.
A representative for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows said resorts were anticipating a light coat of snow from Wednesday into Thursday, over the more than the 11 feet they have gotten this ski season. By midday Wednesday, the hotel had 210 trails open.
“We’ve been opening new stuff every day,” said Liesl Hepburn, a Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows spokeswoman. “We are probably a little bit ahead of the norm… we are definitely in really good shape.”
The gloomy skies in the Bay Area should clear a bit Friday, which is relied upon to be dry. Be that as it may, the showers won’t be away for long. A cold front is required to bring the Bay Area steady light rain throughout the end of the week and a coat of up to 3 feet of snow in the Sierra.
“The weekend will be wet,” Gass said. “Going to be more of a travel hazard.”
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