Rain moves on, cold moves in

The Bay Area is about to get a much-deserved break from the heavy rains that battered the region Monday and caused major flooding in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.

The stormy conditions caused several parts of the Bay Area to receive several inches of rainfall, which contributed to flooding and mudslides.

Some of the places which received the highest amount of rainfall Monday in the Bay Area include the community of Kentfield in Marin County with 3.49 inches, as well as the city of Windsor in Sonoma County, with 3.01 inches of rainfall, weather service officials said.

In San Mateo County the community of Pescadero received 4.07 inches, and Saratoga in Santa Clara County received 4.61 inches. Meanwhile, 5.57 inches of rain descended upon Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz and Big Sur Station in Monterey County received 5.57 inches, according to weather service officials.

By tonight however, the rain is expected to dissipate, as the storm system responsible for the rainfall will move up north.

Colder temperatures will descend upon the Bay Area tonight and continue through Saturday morning, weather service officials said.

Temperatures in the low to mid 30s are expected for the rest of the week in inland valley locations away from the coast, and even colder temperatures, in the mid to upper 20s, are possible for locations more inland.

The cold temperatures could affect livestock and early season crops, according to the weather service.

A new storm system is forecasted to arrive Saturday and linger into early next week.

That system however does not appear to be as wet or windy as Monday’s storm, but could exacerbate already saturated soils, elevated waterways and battered infrastructure, weather service officials said.