Stephen Ellison

Wind Advisory Issued for Gusty Winds, Cold Temperatures in Bay Area Forecast

A wind advisory has been issued for the San Francisco and Monterey bay areas for Thursday morning through Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The advisory goes into effect at 7 a.m. Thursday and ends at 4 a.m. Friday for elevations above 1,000 feet in the Bay Area hills and mountains, as well as the mountains in Monterey County.

North winds of 20 to 30 mph are expected, with gusts of up to 45 mph and localized gusts of up to 55 mph.

Weather officials said the wind will move unsecured objects and may knock down trees or tree limbs and knock out power.

The wind will also make driving difficult, especially for people driving taller vehicles and those pulling trailers.

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