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Here’s what to expect from the weekend weather

Cars drive along flooded areas of Island Drive in Alameda on Jan. 5, 2023. | Don Feria for The Standard

The National Weather Service forecast for the greater San Francisco Bay Area calls for a break in the rain Thursday under partly cloudy skies, but rains are expected to resume Friday as another storm rolls in.

Daytime highs Thursday are expected to reach the low to mid-60s with overnight lows in the low 50s.

Friday’s rain is expected to last well into next week and will begin with showers and a possible thunderstorm in the morning. The storms could produce hail, the National Weather Service reported. The forecast called for rain, gusty winds and thunderstorms through Saturday evening, with precipitation continuing through next Wednesday.

A high surf advisory is in effect through 10 a.m. Saturday on the coast.

The flood advisory for parts of the Bay was lifted Wednesday night but many parts of the region are inundated with water.

After several years of drought, the recent wet weather brought much-needed rains to California, and most of the state is no longer in the extreme drought category as of a report this morning. Most of the Bay Area is now in the moderate drought category.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service continued its campaign to keep people off roads with unsafe conditions, turning to a bit of gallows humor in a video posted on Twitter Thursday morning featuring a cowboy-hat-clad musician.

“Don’t risk your life, don’t do it, you might not make it through it, turn around, turn around,” the guitarist sings, posed next to a caution sign reading, “Turn around don’t drown.”

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