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Rain's Back – "Very Slippery Roadways" Warning

The National Weather Service says rain is likely to spread across the Bay Area today, Monday, with more possible through Wednesday. The agency warned of "very slippery roadways" since it's the first significant rain of the season.

Bay Area drivers should exercise extra caution because the rain forecast for today, Monday, will be the first significant rainfall of the season and thus will cause extra slippery roadways, the National Weather Service said.

Rain is forecast to spread through the Bay Area today, with the possibility of further off-and-on showers through Wednesday.

The weather service also warned of dangerous driving conditions in a "Hazardous Weather Outlook":

"MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION AS THIS FIRST SIGNIFICANT RAIN OF SEASON FOR MUCH OF THE AREA WILL RESULT IN LEACHING OUT OF LONG-ACCUMULATED OILS IN THE PAVEMENT...AND THUS VERY SLIPPERY ROADWAYS."

Rainfall totals through tonight are forecast to be around 1-1/4 inches in the wettest portions of the North Bay coastal hills and to range between 1/4 and 1/2 inches at lower elevations around the Bay, the weather service said.

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Lucy J. October 22, 2012 at 09:45 PM
I love this time of year, but it seems as though people aren't used to driving in the wet weather yet. I have heard many reports of accidents around town. Please don't forget to give extra space between you and others and turn those headlights on!
Mayra Flores de Marcotte October 23, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Lucy, I agree! I saw lots of skidding around and a few accidents today. People should be extra cautious this week, make sure their lights are on and they reduce their speed appropriately. You can't drive in water the way you drive on dry road.

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