Bay Area Has 20% Chance of Thunderstroms Monday & Tuesday
Strong winds from the south may blow in some thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday, sparking a higher risk of wildfires in the greater Bay Area, according to the National Weather Service.
As of 11am on July 26, the National Weather Service said there was a 20% chance of Thunderstorms either on Monday or Tuesday.
Even though the chance of thunderstorms is considered slight, it is enough for the service to issue an alert due to the dry conditions.
The forecast calls for monsoon moisture with gusty, erratic winds beginning Monday morning in Southern California, before moving up the state into the Bay Area by Monday night.
This mid-level moisture will potentially produce scattered rain showers and/or thunderstorms. While some precipitation may reach the ground, there remains the potential for dry lightning.
For the latest forecast updates, visit www.weather.gov/BayArea.
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Today (Monday, July 26)
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Tonight (Monday July 26
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.
Tuesday (July 27)
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11am, then a slight chance of rain after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday Night (July 27)
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. West southwest wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.