Areas Affected: Central Sacramento Valley; Northern Sacramento Valley
A major winter storm will bring strong southerly winds to
interior Northern California late tonight and through Thursday
evening. The strongest wind gusts are expected during the day on
Thursday. Southerly winds will increase in the Northern and
Central Sacramento Valley after midnight, and in the Southern
Sacramento, Delta, and Northern San Joaquin Valley after sunrise
There will be a few lulls in the winds Thursday afternoon, but
blustery winds will continue into Thursday evening.
The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 1 AM to 8 PM PST Thursday.
* TIMING…Southerly winds increase late tonight and continue into
* WINDS…Southerly 25 to 35 mph with gusts 45 to 55 mph.
* IMPACTS…Difficult driving conditions especially for high
profile vehicles. Loose objects becoming airborne.
A Wind Advisory means that winds of 40 mph or greater are
expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult,
especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.