Storm Door Closes Monday - NBC Bay Area

Storm Door Closes Monday

A wet and wild weekend is coming to a wet and windy end.



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    A very wet and rainy weekend ended like it began Sunday night with the final in a series of storms making its way through the Bay Area.

    By Monday midday, the storm door will be closed, according to NBC Bay Area meteorologists.

    The weather caused thousands of 49er fans to get soaked at Candlestick Park as they packed the NFC Championship Game.

    It also caused flight delays at SFO and travel delays for skiers making their way home from Tahoe for the first real ski weekend of the season.
    Over the hill in Santa Cruz two sailboats broke free of their moorings in the bad weather.
    The Santa Cruz Fire Department said they got reports late Friday night that the boats were loose and getting slammed against the wharf near West Cliff Drive.
    Because swells were about 10 feet and the winds were howling, salvage crews couldn't do anything. The boats washed ashore by Saturday morning. The boats were fenced off for the weekend and were expected to be removed Monday, according to Bay City News. Noone was hurt.

    Videocast: the Next Storm

    [BAY] Videocast: the Next Storm
    The final storm of the series arrives today with areas of rain and increasing southerly winds to the evening. Its still looking like periods of off/on rain for the 49ers game along with gusty conditions at times especially by the evening.Rain will turn heavy overnight as a surface low tracks near the Bay Area which will also help throttle up the winds into the 20-40 mph range for the coastal hills and south coastal valleys extending from the peninsula southward to Salinas/Monterey. Winds should begin easing by mid morning Monday as the rain also begins to wind down from north to south by lunchtime. Some clearing is expected for Monday with high pressure returning to create a dry forecast ahead for the rest of the work week. Given our widespread recent rain this will add more low level moisture to help fog to form overnight - something to be watched in our North and East Bay valleys around midweek. Areas managing to lose the fog quickly in the morning or are fog free could see their temps climb into the mid 60s. A weather system brushing by on Tuesday will likely stay too far north of the Bay Area to present any rain chances though we may see a few more clouds at times from it with showers staying north of Sonoma County.Next chance for rain appears to possibly arrive by the end of next weekend. Enjoy your Sunday despite the breezy and off/on rainy conditions and Go 49ers! - Rob Mayeda
    (Published Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012)

    And a bit to the south, State Highway 1 was closed in both directions south of Big Sur due  to a rockslide, according to the California Department of Transportation. The highway is closed at Limekiln Creek, about 25 miles south of  Big Sur. It was not immediately clear how long it would take to repair.