Winter storm to bring rain, wind, and even snow to Bay Area

A series of winter storms this week are expected to bring some of the coldest and windiest conditions California has seen all season.

Rain will fall across the Bay Area through Friday – while snow showers are expected in the Sierra Nevada and even around our region at hills with elevations as low as 1,500 feet. South Bay residents should expect snow to be visible atop the Santa Cruz Mountains and eastern Santa Clara hills by the end of the week.

High winds have already wreaked havoc across the Peninsula – toppling trees and powerlines and leaving thousands of San Mateo County residents without power on Tuesday. According to the County, more than 20 trees fell at Coyote Point Recreation Area on Tuesday, promoting rangers to close the park until further notice. The County is under a winter storm watch and wind advisory through Thursday afternoon. 

Meanwhile, Santa Clara County is under a winter storm watch until Thursday morning and a wind advisory through Friday afternoon. Overnight temperatures are expected to dip into the mid to low 30s.  Community members and unsheltered people are urged to take precautions against hypothermia and go to the County’s warming centers.

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