Fire Rages in San Francisco After Gas Line Explosion

An area of low pressure located over the Ohio River Valley will usher a slug of heavy rain towards New England today.

Rain increases in coverage from west to east as the day progresses today, reaching the Boston-Metro Area by the afternoon.

An east fetch off of the Atlantic Ocean curbs high temperatures from getting out of the mid 50s. Heavy and widespread rain moves in for the evening as a warm front slides north up the East Coast towards New England.

A few rumbles of thunder cannot be ruled out as the atmosphere becomes saturated and moisture-laden. Temperatures will rise overnight as warm front pushes across the area. Lows expected in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Winds may gust to 30 to 35 mph across the Cape and Islands. Area of heavy rain shifts offshore by Saturday with lingering showers around. Mostly cloudy skies prevail with highs reaching into the low 60s north and mid to upper 60s south. Cooler temperatures expected along the coast.

Clouds break briefly on Sunday before more showers and even a rumble of thunder move back into the forecast. Winds gust to 20 to 25 mph as weather system passes overhead and a cold front slides across the region.

Highs on Sunday will reach into the upper 50s to mid 60s. Area of low pressure traverses overhead on Monday, maintaining the showery pattern.

On Tuesday, expecting continued mostly cloudy conditions with the threat of showers as low pressure stalls over New England.

Colder air will work into the region on Tuesday, resulting in some snow showers falling across the Berkshires and higher elevations. Highs on Tuesday reaching into the 50s, yet again.

Cloudy and showery pattern continues right into the middle of the week.

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A fire broke out in the area of Geary Blvd and Parker Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in San Francisco.
According to the fire department, a third party crew was digging in front of Hong Kong Loung II when they hit a gas line, causing an explosion.
PG&E spokesperson Paul Doherty speaks to reporters at the scene. He says crews are working closing with firefighters.
An aerial view shows towering flames as crews battle the San Francisco fire.
An aerial view shows towering flames as crews battle the San Francisco fire.
An aerial view shows towering flames as crews battle the San Francisco fire.
Mayor London Breed said San Francisco firefighters, police and the Dept. of Emergency Management are on the scene.
Aerial view of the aftermath of a fire sparked by a gas line explosion in San Francisco. (Feb. 6, 2019)
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