April showers could hit city streets this weekend 

Following the region’s fourth-driest winter, rain is expected this weekend — though not as much as water officials would like.

Water was beginning to sprinkle down by midday Thursday, and meteorologist Brian Tentinger from the National Weather Service said Bay Area should see showers Saturday and Sunday. Because the storm is moving through quickly, he said the San Francisco area will see at most a quarter-inch of rain.

The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir — which supplies water for customers in San Francisco, the Peninsula and the South Bay — only reached 27 percent of its normal load in March. The reservoir has only received 46 percent of its normal amount of water this season.

During periods of rain, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has an additional crew on duty at all times to deal with storm drain problems and flooding.


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