Flooding in Pacifica early Thursday morning on Clarendon Road. (Steve Byrne/KQED)

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A much anticipated storm finally hit the Bay Area early Thursday morning, bringing with it flooding, high winds and power outages.

Heavy rainfall is expected to continue throughout Thursday, with wind gusts as high as 71 mph being reported. Flash flood warnings are in effect for the entire Bay Area, except Solano County, until early afternoon. More than 150,000 PG&E customers have lost power since the storm began, nearly two-thirds of them in San Francisco. Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco and West Contra Costa school districts canceled classes Thursday. And many, many more people are getting very, very wet.


High surf rolls into the pier at Pacifica overnight. (Steven Byrne/KQED)
High surf rolls into the pier at Pacifica overnight. (Steven Byrne/KQED)
Commuters make their way through the University Ave. Caltrain Station in Palo Alto,  Thursday morning. (James Tensuan/KQED)
Commuters make their way through the University Avenue Caltrain Station in Palo Alto, Thursday morning. (James Tensuan/KQED)
A lone car remains in a flooded parking garage off California Ave. in Palo Alto. (James Tensuan/KQED)
A lone car remains in a flooded parking garage off California Avenue in Palo Alto. (James Tensuan/KQED)
Leaves and other debris flow through the streets in Palo Alto, Thursday morning. (James Tensuan/KQED)
Leaves and other debris flow through the streets in Palo Alto Thursday morning. (James Tensuan/KQED)
A van stuck in high water on 237 is pulled out by crews in Mountain View, Calif. on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (James Tensuan/KQED)
A van stuck in high water on Highway 237 is pulled out by crews in Mountain View on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (James Tensuan/KQED)
Flooded intersection in front of the Lindamar Shopping Center on Lindamar Boulevard in Pacifica, the morning of December 11. (Steve Byrne/KQED)
Flooded intersection in front of the Linda Mar Shopping Center on Linda Mar Boulevard in Pacifica the morning of Dec. 11. (Steve Byrne/KQED)
Flooding in Pacifica early Thursday morning on Clarendon Road. (Steve Byrne/KQED)
Flooding in Pacifica early Thursday morning on Clarendon Road. (Steve Byrne/KQED)
Flooding of Highway 1 at the Manor Drive overpass in Pacifica (Steve Byrne/KQED)
Flooding of Highway 1 at the Manor Drive overpass in Pacifica (Steve Byrne/KQED)
Many commuters opted to sit this one out and work from home. Traffic on the Bay Bridge shortly before 8 a.m. this morning was lighter than usual. (Julia McEvoy/KQED)
Many commuters opted to sit this one out and work from home. Traffic on the Bay Bridge shortly before 8 a.m. this morning was lighter than usual. (Julia McEvoy/KQED)

Did you decide to sit out this morning’s commute and work from home? In case you thought you were missing out, here’s what the drive over the Bay Bridge looked like around 8 a.m. this morning:


S.F. Firefighters work to clear a storm drain at 14th St. and Harrison St. in San Francisco ,Thursday morning. (Julia McEvoy/KQED)
S.F. firefighters work to clear a storm drain at 14th and Harrison streets in San Francisco Thursday morning. (Julia McEvoy/KQED)
San Bruno also saw significant flooding, Skyline Boulveard was closed at Sneath Lane around 9:00 a.m. this morning. (Tim Olson/KQED)
San Bruno also saw significant flooding, Skyline Boulevard was closed at Sneath Lane around 9 this morning. (Tim Olson/KQED)

Farid Khojazada sent KQED the following video of flooding on I-280.


Photos: Storm Scenes From Around the Bay Area 12 December,2014KQED News Staff