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2 rounds of rain and ‘deadly’ swells in store for the Bay Area

People visit the Golden Gate Bridge as a rainstorm passes through the area, January 4, 2023, in San Francisco.

People visit the Golden Gate Bridge as a rainstorm passes through the area, January 4, 2023, in San Francisco.

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You may want to remove some of those lingering holiday decorations. A tumultuous weather week awaits the Bay Area, with powerful winds that could lead to power outages, two rounds of rain and potentially “life-threatening” conditions along the coastline that have prompted forecasters to issue an early warning of high waves, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.

A coastal flood advisory is currently in effect for the San Francisco and North Bay coasts until 1 p.m. Tuesday, but the first showers are not expected to arrive until Wednesday morning as a low-pressure system heads inland. east from the Pacific Ocean. said Alexis Clouser, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Bay Area office.

About an inch of rain is expected to fall over North Bay, where the system is expected to start before progressing south during the day. Totals ranging from a half inch to an inch of rain are expected across the rest of the region, while nearly 3 inches of rain could impact the higher elevation coastal mountains, Clouser said.

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The gravitational pull of the full moon causes tide heights to rise, necessitating a coastal flood advisory as low-lying areas like underpasses, some coastal paths and even some roads and sidewalks could be inundated with water. seawater, Clouser said.

The high wave warning goes into effect at 3 a.m. Thursday and will continue at the same time Friday, as breaking waves with a potential height of 22 to 26 feet are expected to pound the coastline.

“Please use extreme caution if visiting the coast and stay away from the water if you can,” Clouser said. “If you are on the beach or on a walk and your pet gets loose, don’t chase it. Over the ocean we will see winds creating larger swells, and as this energy spreads towards the coast we will see larger breaking waves generating very dangerous conditions and potential rip currents.

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Wind speeds could reach 30 mph, and Clouser advised people to take advantage of the relatively calm conditions Tuesday to clean their gutters and storm drains and secure any outdoor furniture and other loose items.

“A lot of people probably still have Christmas decorations, so be careful with those and make sure they don’t blow away,” she said with a laugh.

The second round of rain is expected to arrive Friday morning, with scattered showers persisting through Saturday. This will likely be the stronger of the two systems, with about an additional inch of rain forecast for lower elevations throughout the Bay Area and up to 3 additional inches of rain in high elevation areas and northern parts of the county of Sonoma, Clouser said. People are encouraged to drive carefully with their headlights on and be sure to leave extra distance from other cars.

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“There is always a risk of nuisance flooding, downed trees and power outages during these events,” Clouser said. “We don’t expect anything widespread, but slippery and flooded roads are definitely a concern.”

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