Bay Area storm to bring heavy rain and possible flooding

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After a dry holiday weekend, Bay Area expects rain, from Monday until next week. According to the National Weather Service, the storm is forecasted to bring hazardous beach conditions due to large waves Monday through Wednesday morning. 

The NWS forecast for Monday for San Francisco Bay area calls for cloudy and rainy conditions, with highs in the 50s and low 60s. 

More rain, moderate to heavy rainfall, is expected later this week. 

A Flood Watch has also been issued for the North Bay, the San Mateo Peninsula, Santa Cruz Mountains, and Big Sur. 

The storm is expected to bring heavy rain, strong winds, and possible flooding in some locations where there are rivers and creeks. 

“Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas, and it is best to prepare on Monday in advance,” the tweet states.

Pacific Gas & Electric encourages customers to prepare in case of power outages. 

PG&E offers the following storm safety tips:

  • Never touch downed wires
  • Charge cell phones and laptops in advance
  • Make alternate plans for medicines or medical devices
  • Have fresh drinking water and ice
  • User generators safely
  • Use flashlights, not candles


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.