Bay Area experiences much needed cold front, easing drought conditions

 A group of men walk through the rain near the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge April 12, 2006 in Sausalito, California.
A group of men walk through the rain near the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge April 12, 2006 in Sausalito, California. Photo credit Getty Images

Weather temperatures are expected to drop in the following days as the Bay Area experiences a minor cold front.

Light showers are forecasted to begin Sunday night with heavier rain to arrive later in the week, the National Weather Service reported, casting a stark contrast from Saturday's unseasonably warm and dry weather conditions.

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It is predicted that most of the region will experience temperatures in the mid to low 60s, with inland areas possibly reaching the low 70s.

Amid the California drought, a change in weather is happily welcomed in the Bay Area as residents celebrate the possibility of rain.

Sonoma County is expected to receive about 0.25 inches of rain Sunday afternoon while the rest of the Bay Area is expected to record 0.02 to 0.10 inches, the weather service said.

Meteorologists believe the light showers will end Monday morning, but may return as heavy rain Tuesday afternoon and stay through Saturday, easing drought conditions from the Bay Area up to Redding.