WINDY WEATHER! Up to 60 mile per hour winds are expected to whip across the Bay Area, possibly toppling trees and making driving conditions "very dangerous" on local bridges.
MIKE NICCO: I'm ABC7 News Meteorologist, Mike Nicco. I want to take a minute of your time to talk about the potential problems that gusty winds pose, especially starting this morning and moving through possibly tomorrow morning. Now, for the East Bay Valleys, it goes from 10 o'clock to 10 o'clock-- so 12 hours of winds gusting up to 40 to 60 miles per hour. In our higher elevations, it goes all the way through 4 o'clock tomorrow morning. So a longer duration, which means you're more susceptible to those potential problems.
So here's what you can do. Secure your outdoor objects. Don't park under any trees or power lines so they don't crash onto your car, and be vigilant crossing bridges if you can. We're going to have a perpendicular wind to our east-west bridges, which will make driving-- especially high-profile vehicles-- very dangerous. So Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, the Bay Bridge, the Dumbarton Bridge, and the San Mateo Bridge.
Good news, though-- no heightened fire threat with this wind. So as we head through the morning into the evening hours, you can see we gust up around 40, 45 miles per hour at times. Now, as we head into the evening hours, watch the Valley start to taper while our higher elevations remain rather quick. And that will continue through the beginning of the commute tomorrow, but by the end of the commute, winds are not going to be an issue anymore. So that's the latest on our wind advisory. Be careful out there.