Scott Rates was in San Francisco to ask residents how the wind was treating them. Brian Van Aken also has a weather forecast to show how fast the winds are blowing Saturday evening and what to expect throughout the night. A full report is located in the above video.
UPDATE 6:48 PM : National Weather Service officials Saturday evening issued a wind advisory for the North and East Bay hills, the officials said.
The advisory started at 6 p.m. and lasts until 10 a.m. Sunday, NWS officials said.
The advisory is for elevations above 1,000 feet in Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties and the East Bay hills, according to NWS officials.
Northeast winds of 20 to 35 mph are expected with gusts of 40 to 50 mph, NWS officials said.
Drought-weakened trees and branches may come down and power outages are possible, according to NWS officials.
The winds may make driving difficult, especially for vehicles with high profiles, NWS officials said.
(KRON/BCN) — High wind advisories are in effect Saturday evening for the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge and Bay Bridge, California Highway Patrol officials said.
CHP officials issued the advisories at 2:37 p.m. and 3:50 p.m. Saturday.
CHP Officer Damian Cistaro said the winds are especially strong on the Bay Bridge.
Stay with KRON 4 News on any updates given regarding the situation.