Bay Area residents may want to bundle up, as a cold-weather system is headed this way and will linger for several days, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
“Temperatures will start dropping” today, forecaster Steve Anderson said.
Daytime highs in the greater Bay Area are expected to be in the low 50s, and overnight temperatures will dip to about 35 to 40 degrees, he said.
“The overnight lows are not too crazy cold until you get out into the East Bay and North Bay valleys, where temperatures will be slightly below freezing,” Anderson said.
Also, a storm system is coming down from the Gulf of Alaska and could bring rain. Skies will clear after today, but the cold weather will linger through the weekend, Anderson said.
Early Friday morning, between about 2 a.m. and 8 a.m., a freeze warning will be in effect for North Bay valleys and a frost advisory will be issued for the South Bay, he said.
Anderson advised residents to make sure small outdoor pets have warm shelter and to take precautions with plants that are sensitive to the cold.
Temperatures should begin to warm up by Monday, he said.