Strong Winds Expected in Bay Area Sunday, Thunderstorms Tuesday
We'll finish of the weekend the same way it started...with a strengthening sea breeze into the afternoon and evening which will help insure our temps stay on the cool to mild side with 60s around the bay and some 70s for our inland valleys.A cold trough of low pressure will begin dropping into Northern California later on Monday, which will continue our onshore cool winds and increase cloud cover heading into Tuesday.As this system increases lift over the Bay Area, much cooler air aloft will begin moving in as well which will increase the chance for seeing some showers and possibly some thundershowers during the day Tuesday. Best chances will be higher elevation areas closer to the area of low pressure which will be the North and East Bay hills. Shower chances will end as the low scoots to the east on Wednesday with breezy conditions and cool temps lingering into Wednesday.High pressure will return for Thursday and into the start of Memorial Day weekend with highs returning to the 70s around the bay and upper 80s to low 90s in the valleys by next weekend.Enjoy your Sunday! - Rob Mayeda (Published Sunday, May 18, 2014)
Sunday, May 18, 2014 Updated at 4:43 PM PDT
Strong winds from the west will affect the entire San Francisco Bay Area Sunday night and thunderstorms are in store on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Monterey.
The Bay Area Sunday night should see wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph rising occasionally to as much as 40 mph in mountain regions, the weather service reported.
The North Bay can expect thunderstorms starting on Monday, with the storms spreading throughout the Bay Area on Tuesday and then only in Monterey and San Benito counties on Wednesday.
No warnings or advisories have been issued except for today's statement on gusty westerly winds.
The winds could cause small tree branches and debris to fall and lightning from thunderstorms will increase concerns about fire dangers.
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