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Storm Kicks Back Up, Flash Flood Watch Issued

High winds and more rain in forecast

Hope you enjoyed Thursday's relatively clear skies because the onslaught of wind and rain that hit the San Fransisco Bay Area Thursday evening is expected to worsen Friday.

A flash flood warning went into effect Thursday at 7 p.m. for the coastal North Bay and surrounding area. Several inches of rain is expected to fall, according to the National Weather Service.

"Greater Sonoma/Napa County areas should get hit pretty hard--particularly Napa and Petaluma area creeks," the NWS posted on its Facebook page, which is a consistent source of storm updates.

A high wind advisory starts at 8 a.m. Friday. Wind gust will be enough to blow down trees and power lines, problems that many areas have already experienced this week. 

Gusts Friday could reach 60 mph. The wind advisory is in effect until 7 a.m. Monday.

A high surf advisory along the Bay Area coast will also be issued at 9 a.m. Friday and continue through 4 a.m. Saturday. Swells are anticipated to reach up to 16 feet, and local beaches may experience rip currents and erosion from the strong waves and surf.

A high wind advisory was issued for the Gold Gate Bridge at 1:10 p.m. Thursday. The California Highway Patrol advised motorists use caution while crossing the span.

Stormy weather will last through the weekend. The rain will let up Monday, but more wet weather is expected Tuesday.

—Bay City News contributed to the report.

Bookworm December 01, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Why publish Friday's forecast on Saturday? Although it included the weekend, it is obviously not the most recent forecast.
Karina Ioffee December 01, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Bookworm, this was published on Friday morning, but included in Saturday's newsletter which takes all content off the site over the past 24 hours.

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