San Francisco Bay Area to End Year Very Cold, Very Windy

Homeless man at San Francisco's Civic Center, during a cold spell in 2013. (Sara Bloomberg/KQED)

Homeless man at San Francisco's Civic Center, during a cold spell in 2013. (Sara Bloomberg/KQED)

Leave it to California to simultaneously suffer widespread flooding and a drought.

State water woes aside, those who still feel saturated from the relentless rain that hit the Bay Area earlier this month will be glad to hear that the new storm on its way is described by the National Weather Service as cold and dry.

Still, the NWS has issued wind advisories across the Bay Area, from noon Tuesday to noon Wednesday. The cold weather system from Canada will create strong, gusting winds up to 55 mph, with the most blustery conditions occurring Tuesday afternoon and night. Trees and power lines could go down, and driving conditions will be difficult.

The other thing to expect: the coldest weather this season, in the 30s and 40s across the region.

And some showers are possible tonight and Tuesday.

So, to summarize:

Bundle up.

San Francisco Bay Area to End Year Very Cold, Very Windy 29 December,2014Jon Brooks

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Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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