Another big storm is expected to arrive in the Bay Area Monday night. According to the National Weather Service, the incoming storm will bring winds with moderate to heavy rainfall. Its leading front will fall on Monday evening and the brunt of the storm will hit Tuesday morning.
The NWS advises to expect urban and small stream flooding, downed tree limbs and tree, and potential power outages.
“Another week another storm system,” said Meteorologist Kyla Grogan. “This all-too-familiar dance is happening once more in a season that has been impressive already. The biggest impacts from this latest round of weather will be wind and rain.”
NWS said the strongest winds are expected on the coastline and at higher terrain. A wind advisory for Monday night into Tuesday has been expanded to include the North Bay hills, East Bay hills, and eastern Santa Clara hills.
According to NWS, peak gusts could hit 40-55 mph.
The weather conditions are ill-timed when it comes to Tuesday morning’s commute.
“Rain moves in overnight tonight starting in the North Bay and working its way south. The morning commute will be exceptionally difficult as the rain gets heavier, and the wind picks up in the early morning hours,” Grogan said. “There will likely be some power outages and frankly the bridges will not be pleasant places to be with the wind and rain combining to amp up the danger so if you have a choice, I would avoid driving on Tuesday if at all possible.”