Increasing winds with stronger gusts are expected Tuesday night over the North Bay Mountains and East Bay Hills. By Wednesday, the system will drop into Southern Utah and as it strengthens will further increase winds over Coastal California. Strong winds gusts can be expected at higher elevations of the North Bay Mountains and East Bay Hills on Wednesday, potentially even reaching the Santa Cruz Mountains by Wednesday evening. Winds are expected to be from 20 to 35 mph with gusts from 45 to 55 mph, though locally higher gusts are possible.
As the system moves eastward, winds are forecast to subside Thursday morning. Additional gusty offshore winds possible over the weekend. Drier conditions will be present with these offshore winds, but with recent rains, fire concerns remain low at this time.
Strong wind gusts could cause limbs/trees to topple and result in potential power outages. Temporary outdoor structures (i.e. medical tents) should be secured, especially if on the downwind side of nearby mountains.
If you come across a downed power line, stay away from it and call 911. In the event of a power outage, information on the outage can be obtained at (800) 743-5002 and dial 9-1-1.