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More Heavy Rain Expected This Weekend

The National Weather Service forecast continuing rain this weekend, with "heavy" rainfall Sunday. It also issued a "hazardous weather outlook" warning of mudslides of water-saturated ground in steep terrain.

Following Friday's Bay Area soaking that cut power to thousands and clogged commutes with accidents and flooding, the rain is expected to continue this weekend, turning heavy Saturday night or early Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

The weather agency issued a "hazardous weather outlook" warning of "another strong Pacific weather system" that could bring heavy rain Sunday, in addition to expected showers on Monday.

"Excessive rainfall on already saturated soils could result in mudslides in areas of steep terrain," the weather service said.

Friday saw especially heavy rains in the North Bay, with 7-1/2 inches soaking the town of Venado in Sonoma County, the San Francisco Chroncile reported. The San Francisco airport had received 2 inches in 24-hour period ending at 8 p.m. Friday, the weather service said.

Monday should see the sky faucets turned off under partly sunny skies, the agency said. The extended forecast included a chance of rain Tuesday and Wednesday and "mostly sunny" weather on Thursday and Friday. 

Daytime high temperatures were forecast to range between 60 and 63 degrees over the next several days.

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