Nearly 55,000 Bay Area customers have lost power during Friday’s storm. As of 4 p.m., around 14,800 remained without power in the area.
As predicted, a powerful storm arrived Friday, ending a near historic dry stretch for the Bay Area.
Heavy rain began moving into the North Bay Friday as the rest of the Bay Area awaited their turn for the storm to move over their neighborhoods.
PG&E crews trimmed tree branches in Orinda in the hope of avoiding power outages during a storm entering the Bay Area over Thursday night.
From Thursday through Monday, waves of water will wash over the Bay Area, drenching mountain tops in nearly a foot of rain, battering the Sierra with 100 mile per hour wind gusts, and triggering countless flash floods across the region.
For snow to fall in Tahoe three things need to happen. First, The air must contain sufficient moisture. Secondly, The air must be forced upward. And lastly, the air temperature must cool to 32 degrees or below as the air is rising.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the San Francisco Bay Area in effect from 4 a.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday.
Here are sandbag locations around the Bay Area.
KPIX 5 Weather Anchor Roberta Gonzales answers your weather questions
Coming Storm Prompts Flash Flood Watch For 3 Bay Area Counties; Up To 10 Inches Rain, 100 MPH Wind Gusts In Sierra
The Bay Area is about to be clobbered again as a storm packing wind gusts above 50 miles per hour in the higher areas, torrential rain approaching 10 inches on mountain peaks, and flash flood watches already in effect for three counties bears down on Northern California.