Cold weather and a chance of rain in these cities

A circulating low pressure area will aid the circulation of deep offshore clouds on Friday. Cold, moist winds from this system could extend the cloud layer inland, increasing the chances of cooler-than-average temperatures and even rain by the end of the week.

The abundance of moisture in the air will increase the chance of intermittent rain. Most accumulations are expected to occur overnight Friday through Sunday, reaching tenths of an inch in San Francisco, the Peninsula, the East Bay Hills and the Coast. This is enough for some residents to see puddles on the sidewalk and roads for the next few mornings.

Calm down the weekend

The cool, moist winds in the sky will keep afternoon temperatures on Gulf Beach about 3 to 5 degrees cooler than average for this time of year. For San Francisco and Oakland residents, that translates to highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Residents across the Bay Area will feel a cold rush of 20 and 30 mph Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This includes beachgoers from Point Reyes to Pacifica and hikers on popular trails like San Bruno Mountain and Tilden Regional Park.

These winds will eventually moisten and cool the air over the outer suburbs by the end of the weekend.

Residents in Livermore, Fairfield and Dublin can expect afternoon highs to drop from the upper 80s on Friday to around 80 on Sunday. Temperatures will also drop in the Wine Country and Santa Clara Valley as humidity levels rise this weekend, but not significantly. Residents can expect daytime temperatures to reach the lower 80s on Friday and the upper 70s by the end of the week.

The low pressure area is expected to eventually dissipate after Sunday. Look for more sunshine and temperatures to slowly return to average next week.

Weekend breakdown

San Francisco: Sunset and Richmond residents can expect partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 60s Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Daytime highs in the 70s can be reached for San Franciscans east of Sutro Tower, including Mission, Castro and Noe Valley.

Look for temperatures in the mid to upper 50s after 11 p.m. There is also a chance of fog and drizzle on Friday and Saturday nights.

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