Consider Wednesday's splash of rain like a waved bye-bye from the back seat passenger of a car driving off into the distance.
Toodle-oo. Was good to see you, catch you later.
According to forecasters and perhaps to the relief of those drenched by the series of storms that came in softly last week and topped off with a Sunday morning soaking, it won't be too soon.
"We should be heading into many days of dry weather, at least 10 days," said forecaster Bob Benjamin of the National Weather Service.
San Jose logged .38 inches of rain on Wednesday, with the system hitting a little harder farther north, where San Francisco got a little over an inch, Oakland a little under.
But for the next week andthen some, Benjamin said a pressure system will be blocking storms from coming into the area, instead channeling them up into the Pacific Northwest.
No major rain-related troubles were reported in the South Bay on Wednesday. Something that benefitted over the past week: water levels, which climbed to a season total of 4.29 inches in San Jose — 138 percent of normal. That's from 55 percent of normal before the first storm moved in last Wednesday. Reservoir levels, which were at 35 percent of capacity a week ago, were lifted to 42 percent full.
Looking forward, forecasters said that temperatures in the South Bay should hover around normal, with high 40s into the 50s at night, mid 60s during the day with little changing in the
However, Benjamin said that there's no use trying to look too far into the future and predict anything near the holidays, and people should not plan on dry days anytime after Dec. 12 or 13.
"The crystal ball gets real cloudy going out past that," Benjamin said.
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