Expected rain storm to provide respite from smoke in Bay Area

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Two weeks of devastating wildfires had made the quality of air in the charred Paradise area reach the "unhealthy" level late Monday, a step down from the previous "very unhealthy" degree.

Now, meteorologists are announcing steady rain and moderate precipitation on Thanksgivin Eve and up to Friday.

According to SFGate the Bay Area will receive 1to2 inches of rain, 2-plus inches in the North Bay and as much as 2,5 inches in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Jan Null, a meteorologist with Golden Gate Weather Services said: "Any sort of precipitation, rain or snow is needed" as the expected rain starting Wednesday should help purifying air and easing the situation for many sensitive individuals who must wear protective masks in order to breath.