Rain finishes in the South Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – An unusually cold spring storm is bringing heavy rain and hail to parts of Northern California and coating the mountains in snow, but forecasters say the storm will do little to ease the historic drought.

The National Weather Service says that up to 2 feet of snow could fall in the Sierra Nevada.

Hail was reported in parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, where wind advisories were in effect for four bridges. In Daly City, south of San Francisco, at least one car was submerged in rainwater that was flooding Interstate 280 on-ramps.

Rain will push through the Central Valley and into the northern Sierra.

The storm is expected to spread moderate rain down the Central Coast to the Los Angeles basin by the afternoon before dwindling early Wednesday.

KRON 4’s Rob Fladeboe has more in this video report.

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