SFO flight delays could be even worse Friday 

Arriving and departing flights at San Francisco International Airport are delayed today and travelers should expect to wait even longer Friday when the Bay Area is showered with inches of rain.

"Tomorrow is going to be worse," said Dan D'Innocenti, an airport duty manager.

Flights delays, which began around 10 a.m. today, are between 60 to 90 minutes. A greater number of travelers are expected Friday and therefore may cause a longer backup, according to D'Innocenti.

A storm along the West Coast tonight is expected to bring more rain but less wind than the Bay Area's hurricane-force storm Jan. 4, according to Steve Anderson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Around 2 to 3 inches of rain are expected throughout the Bay Area on Friday and Saturday, and the mountains could get 5 or more inches of rain through Saturday, Anderson said.

Unlike the 75-mph wind gusts that swept across the Golden Gate Bridge and through Marin County on Jan. 4, wind gusts between 25 and 35 mph are expected throughout the Bay Area on Friday, according to Anderson.

Flights at Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport are not significantly delayed today by the weather.

The storm is expected to last through Saturday, Anderson said.

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