Bay Area pounded by heavy downpour, wind as Atmospheric River hits

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On Monday morning, the Bay Area continues to be hit by an Atmospheric River, bringing several weather alerts such as Wind Advisories across the region.

The National Weather Service Bay Area said that the San Francisco Peninsula, South and East Bay, and Santa Cruz County are placed under Wind Advisories, KRON4 reported.

An extension of a Wind Advisory for some areas in the Bay Area was announced through Monday afternoon. Previously, it was said to perish on Monday morning.

Meanwhile, a High Surf Advisory will continue to be in effect until the morning of Wednesday.

Some parts of Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties were placed under a Flash Flood Warning, but the warning has since expired.

According to KRON4 meteorologist John Shrable, the heaviest downpour is expected Monday through 9 in the morning.

He said that the Bay Area will experience rain in waves. The first wave hit on Monday morning, while the next one is said to hit in the afternoon as moisture pinches persist.

Pockets of heavy rain are expected Tuesday morning, though isolated and distributed. On Tuesday afternoon, things will dry out but another few rains can be expected Wednesday.

Highway 1 on the Big Sur Coast, located in between San Luis Obispo County’s Ragged Point and Monterey County’s Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn, was closed by Caltrans on Sunday evening. The transit agency is yet to evaluate the conditions, but the closure is expected to stay until Tuesday.

On Sunday night, officials released evacuation warnings around the Dolan Fire burn scar given the threat of mudslides, toppled trees, and power lines. Local agencies and Caltrans are working together to cut down travel into Big Sur to allow evacuations of people and business establishments to safe conditions. The California Highway Patrol’s request led to the closure of Highway 1.

Meanwhile, the evacuation warning for the Dolan burn scar was released by Monterey County around 5 p.m. on Sunday as the atmospheric river storm system triggered heavy downpour in the area.