Winter storms appear to finally be paying San Benito County a visit, as more rain and wind are expected this week.
There is a 100 percent chance of precipitation on Tuesday, Jan. 15 according to the National Weather Service. Rain is expected to continue throughout the day, but could let up tonight. Rain should continue Wednesday with a 30 percent chance of precipitation moving toward 100 percent Wednesday night. Showers are also likely on Thursday at 60 percent chance of precipitation before lowering to a 30 percent chance in the evening. Things should finally start drying out by Friday, Jan. 18.
Wind is expected a few days this week as well.
The National Weather Service in San Francisco issued a Wind Advisory to be in effect from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15. South to southeast winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour (mph) are expected, with gusts of up to 45 mph. South winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph are expected to develop Wednesday during what is being called a High Wind Watch. Impacts could include blown down trees and power lines, difficult travel, and possible power outages, the advisory noted.
Affected areas include the Northern Salinas Valley/Hollister Valley and Carmel Valley, Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast, Santa Lucia Mountains, and Los Padres National Forest.