National Weather Service
Rain was expected to pound the Bay Area throughout the weekend, and Wednesday morning’s weather is representative of how the rest of the day will be.
The National Weather Service said rain and snow should begin falling on Wednesday and continue through Sunday. Wind gusts could reach as high as 70 mph in coastal areas.
The National Weather Service issued a tsunami advisory for Northern California after a strong earthquake off the west coast of Canada.
More lightening strikes were possible in the Bay Area on Wednesday, forecasters said, as the result of an unusual weather system.
Temperatures are soaring into triple digits across the western United States as a continuing heat wave strained energy supplies and sent thousands to beaches, lakes and shopping malls in search of cooler climes.
Forecasters said an unsettled weather system moving into the area Thursday night is bringing heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds.
The Bay Area is still at about 50 percent of its normal rainfall total at this time of the year.
The National Weather Service issued a fire weather watch for more than a dozen Northern California counties, including Solano County.
A freeze warning was in effect for many portions of the Bay Area Friday morning as cold weather dips below 32 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Another heavy fog advisory has been issued for a Bay Area bridge Monday morning, after the National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory for the entire region until 9 a.m.