Heavy Rain, Gusts Spark Outages in Bay Area

A recent dry spell in the Bay Area ended Wednesday with a storm that brought heavy rain and strong gusts to the region.

High gusts sparked a Wind Advisory for parts of the Bay Area that was lifted at 7 p.m. The heavy wind also toppled trees throughout the region.

PG&E late Wednesday reported several power outages due to the weather:

  • 200 customers were without power in the North Bay
  • 2,365 customers in the South Bay were without power
  • 780 customers without service in the East Bay
  • 230 customers in the Peninsula were without power
  • 80 customers without power in San Francisco

There was no estimated time for restoration, according to PG&E.

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The storm also prompted cancellations and delays at San Francisco International Airport.

SFO officials said at least 70 cancellations were reported at the airport.

Earlier in the day, a fallen tree on a BART trackway temporarily halted service between Union City and Fremont.

Thursday's forecast will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 60s, and southwest winds could reach to 10 to 20 mph.

A secondary, smaller weather system will then pass through the North Bay on Friday, bringing a chance of light rain to the area, according to the National Weather Service.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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