Hail reported in elements of San Francisco as storms transfer in

Small hailstones fell in parts of San Francisco Wednesday morning, products of an as yet unsettled weather system that could bring more lashing winds and thunderstorms to parts of the Bay Area.

The National Weather Service issued a warning that pea-sized hail could also be expected in parts of Alameda, Contra Costa and San Mateo counties by early morning.

The morning’s stormy weather should give way to calmer conditions Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco as the extratropical cyclone, which brought violent winds, rainstorms and the attendant threat of landslides to an already sodden Bay Area, moves south, according to Chronicle weather forecaster Gerry Diaz .

Thunderstorms were most likely forming Wednesday along the coasts of Sonoma and Santa Cruz, as well as in the highlands of Napa County, the coast of San Francisco Bay, and the low-lying regions of Solano and Contra Costa counties.



Winds were expected to reach between 30 and 35 miles per hour in the Bay Area.

In San Francisco, too, the weather conditions caused temperatures to drop – low enough to set a daily record.

On Tuesday, temperatures in the city dropped to 51 degrees, one degree below the 52-degree record set in 2006.

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