- Associated Press - Friday, April 25, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A fast-moving Pacific storm sent clouds gathering over the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday afternoon, bringing with it a slight chance of rain after midnight and through the weekend.

The National Weather Service reports that showers are expected Friday with a slight possibility of thunderstorms.

The clouds and the chance for rain will remain through Sunday, with high temperatures in the upper 50s. About a tenth of an inch is expected in San Francisco.

However, the precipitation is unlikely to offer much relief from the state’s drought.

“I don’t think the system is going to improve things a whole lot,” National Weather Service forecaster Bob Benjamin told the San Francisco Chronicle.

A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 5 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for elevations above 6,000 feet in the southern Sierra Nevada.

Up to 12 inches of show is expected to accumulate in and around Yosemite National Park, with heavy, wet snow making driving difficult on state Route 41.

As much as 4 inches of snow may fall at an elevation as low as 4,500 feet.



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