Wind and rain are coming for the Bay Area on Sunday and Monday, with a storm forecasters predict will dump more rain than the region typically gets during the entire month of September.
The rain is expected to start in the North Bay as early as Saturday evening and spread across most of the Bay Area by around 5 a.m. Sunday — falling fairly steadily all day Sunday and into Monday morning, said Brooke Bingaman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Monterey.
“So Monday morning commuters need to make sure they are cautious and leave extra time,” Bingaman said. Drivers should check their windshield wipers and replace them if they’ve become cracked during the recent hot, dry weather, she said.
In some places in the Bay Area, rainfall totals from this storm are expected to quadruple average totals for the entire month of September. The storm is forecasted to drop an inch of rain in downtown San Francisco — a city that, on average, sees just a quarter inch for all of September. Oakland is forecasted to see between half an inch and three-quarters of an inch, compared to its average September total of 0.23 inches. San Jose is expected to see about half an inch, compared to its average September total of 0.22 inches.
The Waiting is the Hardest Part
Look at the winterlike visible satellite! A storm is a brewing. Southerly winds will kick up tonight with rain first reaching the North Bay. More rain on and off Sunday with the best chance for all areas Sunday night into early Monday. pic.twitter.com/sf1NVCggqR
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) September 17, 2022
And it will get windy. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the coast and coastal hills from Sonoma down to Big Sur — an area that includes San Francisco. Sustained winds are forecasted to be between 20 and 30 MPH from 6 a.m. Sunday through 4 a.m. Monday, with gusts reaching up to 45 MPH. The rest of the Bay Area, including Oakland and San Jose, will be breezy, but is not under a wind advisory.
A Wind Advisory has been issued from 6 am Sunday through 4 am Monday for the coast and coastal hills for southerly wind gusts to 45 mph. Down trees and limbs may lead to possible power outages with sand and debris blowing across …read more
Source:: The Mercury News