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New Weather Front Bears Down on Bay Area; Widespread Rain Forecast

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Another storm system was bearing down on the Bay Area Wednesday, with widespread rainfall expected across the region and into Thursday morning followed by a return to unsettled weather next week, the National Weather Service said.

Light rain will first develop over the North Bay around midday Wednesday, with rainfall moving south across the BayArea in the afternoon/evening and later across the Central Coast. Lingering showers could last until Thursday morning.

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The weather service said this next storm system could produce another 1-2 inches of rain, with isolated amounts up to 3 inches in the coastal ranges, 0.75-1.25 inches in the North Bay valleys, 0.50-1 inch around the Bay Area and 0.25-0.50 elsewhere. The South Bay will likely see lesser amounts.

Winds were expected to pick up ahead of the storm system from the south/southwest gusting up to 35 to 45 mph by Wednesday afternoon/evening. A high surf advisory remained in effect for coastal areas through 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Colder overnight and morning temperatures are likely beginning Thursday night/Friday morning, with temperatures in the 30s across the interior and lower 40s near the coast and bay through the weekend. Some interior locations may drop into the upper 20s and may prompt a freeze warning, the weather service said.

In the Sierra, the storm will bring snow showers by Wednesday afternoon with heavier snow expected in the evening and snow showers through Thursday afternoon. Another 8 to 12 inches of snow is expected following a storm system that dumped more than 50 inches of snow over the past 48 hours.

 

Source: sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

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Prior Infection, Vaccines Provide Best Protection From COVID

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A new study that compares coronavirus protection from prior infection and vaccination concludes getting the shots is still the safest way to prevent COVID-19.

Original Article: seattletimes.com

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UPDATE: 2 Pedestrians Killed, 1 Hurt in Horrific San Jose Collision

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Two pedestrians were killed and another injured Tuesday night after they were struck crossing Almaden Expressway in San Jose.

According to San Jose police, officers responded to the area of Almaden Expressway and Foxworthy Ave. for a traffic collision involving a vehicle and three pedestrians at approximately 8:24 p.m.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2017 Toyota sedan was traveling northbound on Almaden Expressway in the No. 1 lane in the area of Foxworthy Ave.

The Toyota then struck three adult pedestrians who were crossing Almaden Expressway outside of any marked crosswalk. The pedestrians were crossing from the west side towards the east side of the expressway.

The investigation has also revealed that the vehicle had a green light at the intersection.

Two male pedestrians were transported to local hospitals where they were pronounced dead. A third female victim suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. The identity of the victims will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office after their next of kin are notified.

The driver, who also sustained moderate injuries and was taken to a local hospital, was cooperating with the investigation. There was no indication of drug or alcohol influence.

San Jose police said it was the 6th fatal collision and victims number 6 and 7 of 2022. This is also the 4th and 5th pedestrian fatalities of 2022.

Anyone with information on this investigation is urged to contact Detective Templeman #3566 of the San José Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit at 408-277-4654.

Original Post: sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

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US Faces Wave of Omicron Deaths in Coming Weeks, Models Say

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The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, yet COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing. Deaths could top 1 million by early spring. “It unfortunately is going to get worse before it gets better,” an epidemiologist said.

Original Article: seattletimes.com

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