As the Polar Vortex hits the eastern United States, San Benito County could see its own storm this weekend.
There is an 80 percent chance of rain anticipated for Friday, Feb. 1, according to the National Weather Service. Southeastern winds of 28 to 31 miles per hour (mph) are expected by Friday night, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
The weather service advised of a high wind watch in effect from 3 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. the following morning, as well as a flash flood watch in effect from 7 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. the following morning.
Showers are likely Saturday, Feb. 2, with a 70 percent chance of rain, in addition to potential thunderstorms after 4 p.m. South by southwest winds of 18 to 24 mph are expected, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Wind is expected to calm to a breeze by Saturday night, the weather service notes.
Rain could lighten up by Sunday, with only a 40 percent chance of rain anticipated.