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The relentless rains of the past week gave way to occasional showers in the Bay Area on Sunday, with the sun finally coming out for longer than a quick peek.
Scattered showers will fall Sunday in the Bay Area but, with less than a tenth of an inch expected, they will be really scattered.
“We’re definitely on a decreasing trend, as far as showers go,” said Weather Service meteorologist Will Pi. “Looks like a high pressure is going to push the storms inland, and we’ll have a drying trend.”
Northwest wind gusts of up to 30 mph will blow any remaining the raindrops around, meteorologists said.
The chance of showers will fall to 20 percent on Sunday night and winds will decrease.
Monday and Tuesday will be clear and cool, and showers could return on Wednesday and Thursday.
In the 24 hours ending Sunday morning, San Francisco received only 0.18 inches of rain, while Oakland got 0.19 inches, Santa Rosa got 0.24 inches and San Jose recorded 0.3 inches.
Airports were operating normally. A San Francisco International Airport spokeswoman said only 9 flights were delayed and 6 canceled. Last week, at the peak of the winter storm, the airport experienced days with more than 400 delayed and canceled flights.
In the Sierra Nevada, tire chains were required on Interstate 80 and on highways 50, 88 and 89.
Ski reports were cold, snowy and full of happy customers. Squaw Valley said 30 inches of snow fell in the past 24 hours.
At Heavenly on the south shore of Lake Tahoe, 15 inches of snow fell in the past 24 hours, temperatures and snowboarders were in the teens and all runs were open, the resort said.
Steve Rubenstein is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: email@example.com
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