Big weekend storm to bring heavy rain, winds to Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — One of the biggest storms of the season is expected to hit the Bay Area on Saturday and continue through Sunday.

The storm will bring heavy rain and strong winds to the Bay Area as well as snow to the Sierra.

Saturday’s storm is forecast to be the strongest, with widespread moderate to heavy rainfall and strong southerly winds.

KRON 4’s Anny Hong says residents should be prepared for possible flooding, downed trees and power lines.

FORECAST: San Francisco Bay Area Weather Forecast

A Wind Advisory will be in effect starting Saturday at noon and will last until 11 p.m. that night. Winds gusts up to 50 mph are expected.

Rain totals between now and Sunday night will reach 2-3 inches in most urban and coastal locations. The coastal mountains could see 4-7 inches fall.

A Winter Storm Warning will be in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Saturday night through Monday. Three feet of snow is expected to fall over the weekend, according to Hong. sierra

San Francisco city officials will have sandbags available for residents who present identification, Department of Public Works spokeswoman Rachel Gordon said.

Residents can go to the Kansas and Marin streets gate of the operations yard in the Bayview District Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to get sandbags, the first 10 of which are free.

Public works crews will be clearing debris from storm drains before the storm and tree crews will be ready if large limbs or trees fall.

Public works officials recommend that residents call 311 if they see anything that needs to be tended to before the storm, such as a limb that might come down.

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