Rain to return this week

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More rainy weather is on the way to the Bay Area later this week after a strong storm blew through the region on Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain is expected to spread across the Bay Area on Wednesday into Thursday, with cold temperatures in the lower to mid 30s expected late Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Daytime temperatures are forecast in the mid-50s all week, according to the weather service.

The new round of precipitation comes after heavy rainfall Monday. Several areas of the East Bay saw inches of rainfall.

The National Weather Service reported heavy rainfall throughout the Bay Area in the 72 hours ending Tuesday late morning. (Image courtesy of the National Weather Weather Service – Bay Area on Twitter)

Forecasters say isolated thunderstorms are possible in the region on Wednesday afternoon into Thursday and are likely to be accompanied by gusty winds.

Up to 2 inches of rain could fall in the North Bay through Thursday night, with lesser amounts elsewhere in the region, and wind speeds up to 40 mph are in the forecast, according to the weather service.

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