The Bay Area will not see any rain this week, forecasters said, intensifying an already dry year that has left creeks low, hills yellowed and farmers worried for their livelihoods.

The National Weather Service forecasts sunny skies throughout the rest of the week, with temperatures in the low to mid 60s. The only region that may see some rain is northern Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

"The weather system will be just brushing by the Bay Area, but will mostly impact the North Bay," said Austin Cross, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

The situation is only a little better in the Sierra, where a 25 percent chance of snow is forecast starting on Thursday.

The cause of the state's dry spell is a jet stream that usually brings rain to Northern California lingering in the Pacific Northwest.

Staff writer Lisa Krieger contributed to this story.

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