Bay Area reaches record temperatures on Sunday; heavy rainfall forecasted for mid-week

After a rainy week, several cities across the Bay Area reached record-high temperatures on Sunday.

Redwood City hit a new record of 73 degrees on Jan. 28, surpassing the previous all-time high of 71 degrees in 1984, according to the National Weather Service. The temperature recorded at the Salinas Municipal Airport also reached new heights, topping out at 79 degrees — a degree higher than the previous record set in 1934 and 1931.

Several cities also tied past records. Both San Jose and Santa Rosa hit 72 degrees Sunday — tying all-time highs from 1928 and 1984, respectively. In Napa, the temperature was 71 degrees, which was also seen on the same day in 1976, 1931 and 1924.

After a brief period of sunshine this weekend, the National Weather Service predicts moderate to heavy rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday. The forecast predicts one to one-and-a-half inches of rain in San Jose, two to three inches in Santa Cruz and one to one-and-a-half inches in San Francisco. The greatest amount of rain is expected to fall in the North Bay and along the coast.

Confidence is increasing in heavy rain Wednesday. Here’s the latest look at projected totals. Flooding potential is highest in the North Bay, but impacts across the board are likely as soils are near saturation from the previous storm cycle.#CAwx

— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) January 28, 2024

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