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Heavy rain to dump 1 inch on San Francisco Saturday

A rainy street in Chinatown with pedestrians holding umbrellas, lined with parked cars and red lanterns overhead.
An inch of rain is expected to fall in San Francisco on Saturday. | Source: Jason Henry for The Standard

An inch of rain is expected to be dumped on San Francisco on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain will likely start falling at 4 a.m. and continue through 9 p.m., according to an hourly rain forecast chart.

There is also a chance of rain as early as 11 p.m. Friday and as late as 3 a.m. Sunday.

The spell of rain in San Francisco is part of a broader storm pattern in the Bay Area, with the greatest amount of precipitation expected to fall in the North Bay, an X post from the weather service said.

A flood advisory is in effect for Friday along the San Francisco Bay Shoreline and North Bay Shoreline from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tides will be up to 0.25 feet higher than normal, and travelers should allow for extra time in case of road closures, particularly in low-lying, flood-prone areas.

Garrett Leahy can be reached at garrett@sfstandard.com