The National Weather Service has issued a warning that north-northeasterly winds are forecast to increase Tuesday evening through Thursday morning, with the period of strongest winds coming between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday.
The service issued a wind advisory for North Bay Mountains, East Bay Hills, Santa Cruz Mountains and the East Bay Valleys. A second round of offshore winds are possible Saturday.
Wind forecasts by area, measured in miles per hour:
- North Bay Mountains: 15 to 30, with gusts 40 to 50, locally 60+;
- East Bay Hills: 15 to 30, with gusts up to 45, locally 55;
- Santa Cruz Mountains: 15 to 25, with gusts 30 to 45;
- Interior Valleys: 10 to 20, with gusts 25 to 35, locally up to 40, with potential for stronger gusts Wednesday afternoon and evening.
For the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service, see www.weather.gov/BayArea.