Storm Number One has Arrived

The first of a series of expected rain storms moved into the area, making the morning commute very slow.


An unusually heavy rain storm began to move through the area Wednesday morning, slowing commuters on their way to school and work, causing traffic accidents, and creating power outages in some parts of the Bay Area.

Parts of Union City and San Francisco were without power. Inbound flights to San Francisco International Airport were delayed by as many as three and a half hours, duty manager Nancie Parker said. 

According to the National Weather Service, a high wind warning is in effect until 11 a.m. Thunderstorms and rain can be expected this morning.

Southeast winds are likely to be between 30 and 45 mph with gusts around 60 mph.

By this evening, mostly cloudy skies and showers are expected. Rain and heavy winds are again likely Thursday.

-Bay City News contributed to this report.

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