Strong Winds, Rain Spread Through Bay Area Into Monday Morning

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Cooler temperatures and rain made their way into the Bay Area Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service.

The rain will continue to soak the region Monday morning and turn to scattered showers with chances of thunderstorms in the afternoon, forecasters say.

According to the National Weather Service, rain will turn to showers Monday afternoon and there will be a slight chance of thunderstorms with hail possible in some areas.

Meteorologist Kari Hall tracks rain and a chance of storms in the Microclimate forecast.

The strongest winds will be on Sunday evening, when winds will be out of the south at 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts as high as 50 miles per hour.

A wind advisory will be in effect from 2 p.m. Sunday until 5 a.m. Monday for the East Bay hills and Central Coast, according to the National Weather Service.

Winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of up to 45 mph are expected. Residents are advised to secure objects that could be blown away and watch for downed tree limbs.

In addition, a Flash Flood Watch will go into effect Sunday night for the Colorado and Dolan burn scars in Monterey County "due to the possibility of higher rain rates."

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for areas south of Santa Cruz, as heavy rainfall is expected to last through Sunday night into Monday morning.

The NWS said the rain may lead to debris flow and flash flooding, especially around the Colorado and Dolan burn scars near Big Sur. The advisory will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Monday.

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