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Scattered isolated showers continued to fall in the Bay Area early Wednesday, but the weather is expected to clear in the days ahead, according to the National Weather Service.

Sun began to peek through Bay Area clouds Wednesday afternoon, and damp lawns started to dry as a high-pressure system began to enter the region right behind winter-like low pressure that ushered in the end of summer with rain.

Temperatures will begin to get warmer as the weekend approaches, weather forecasters said Wednesday. The thermometer will get as high as the low 90s by Sunday.

“No heat wave,” National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Mehle said. “By next week, it’ll cool some and it’ll be seasonable fall temperatures.”

Wednesday marked the official end of summer.

The high pressure tailed the last of a weekend storm that hovered off the Bay Area coast before moving inland and north very slowly. As that system left, “extremely isolated” showers dotted the region, Mehle said. They did not leave measurable totals.

The showers Wednesday spread from the Big Sur coast up into Santa Cruz and into the East Bay and South Bay parts of region, Mehle said. Rain there was considerably heavier than in the North Bay. Mehle said the heaviest rain early Wednesday had barely measurable totals.

“It’s pretty widespread, but it’s also very hit-or-miss,” he said. “Where it’s raining, it’s heavy for a short time. But in a lot of places, it’s not raining at all.”

The storm over the weekend left more than inch in some higher elevation areas of the North Bay, just less than a half-inch in San Jose and areas of the South Bay, and slightly less than a quarter-inch in most areas of Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

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