Winter is still a week away but it's about to get very cold in the Bay Area.
As rain clears out of the region today, a cold front is expected to move through the Bay Area and bring frigid conditions Tuesday with temperatures struggling to reach 50 degrees in some locations, according to the National Weather Service.
San Jose and Oakland are predicted to see highs around 55 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the weather service. Overnight lows are expected to drop to the low 40s.
Some areas in the North Bay may see overnight temperatures drop into the 20s, according to the weather service.
The cold chill will be replaced Thursday with widespread rain as a storm from the Pacific moves toward the coast. The weather service is warning rain could be heavy at times, and more than an inch of rain is possible in several locations.
Showers will linger Friday and then be followed by another round of rain on the weekend. There is a possibility that the weekend storm could bring substantially more rain than Thursday, according to the weather service.
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