(KRON) — Dangerous winds are expected Sunday after a powerful storm rolled into the Bay Area overnight, causing widespread damages, flooding and power outages across the region. Widespread gusts of 45 to 60 mph are forecast, according to the National Weather Service.
Stronger gusts of up to 70 to 80 mph are possible near Big Sur and portions of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Hills.
Hurricane force wind warning
To the south, a hurricane force wind warning is in effect until 3 p.m. Sunday from Point Pinos on Monterey Bay to Point Piedras Blancas. “Extremely strong winds will cause hazardous seas which will likely capsize or damage vessels and severely reduce visibility,” the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned.
High winds in the Bay Area should begin to diminish Sunday evening, the NWS said.