A first storm could bring up to 2 inches of rain by the weekend and be followed by a wet pattern lasting through next week. A flood watch is in effect Thursday to Sunday.
Conservation by East Bay residents played a role in alleviating the water shortage, according to EBMUD.
“We have been waiting for a wet season like this for years,” a water official said, but is it enough to end the drought?
Up to a third of an inch is forecast to fall Thursday night and up to 1.5 inches over the first half of the weekend. No widespread flooding is anticipated.
The homeowner suspects a leak and says she’s not “some kind of scofflaw.”