National Weather Service warns of forthcoming storms

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People looking forward to outdoor activities for the long weekend may struggle to keep their plans afloat. The National Weather Service has warned that storms will be sweeping across the Bay Area until Wednesday.

The first storm hit early Thursday morning, bringing rain and “gusty winds,” according to the NWS advisory. The Service also stated that another storm will arrive Friday and is set to move north through the Bay Area, including winds of up to 35 miles per hour.

The storm could impact afternoon traffic Friday, warned the NWS advisory,  and rain will carry over into Saturday morning. After dry Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the advisory states the rain will return Sunday night and continue until Wednesday.

The storms are coming after a winter marked by heavy rains. Data from the U.S. Drought Monitor has shown that California’s drought has been considered to have dropped from about 88 to 56 percent since early December.

Jessica Lynn is the city news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @jessicailynn.

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