Check power outages as High Wind Warning sweeps Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Some Bay Area neighborhoods have power outages as high winds blow through the region on Monday.

Pacific Gas & Electric confirmed about 4,700 customers are without power on Monday.

Three thousand of the customers are in the North Bay, according to the utility.

These outages are not related to a Public Safety Power Shutoff event. PG&E sometimes preemptively shuts off power to avoid causing fires during fire weather conditions.

With this week’s powerful winds and no rainfall, the National Weather Service has said there is a concern for fires.

A wind advisory has been issued between Sunday at 10 p.m. and Tuesday at p.m. across the Bay Area. Winds are expected to be 15 to 25 miles per hour.

“Warm, dry weather will continue through Monday, along with gusty offshore winds in the hills of the San Francisco Bay Area,” the weather service said in a statement. “A strong, and much more widespread, offshore wind event is forecast from this evening through Tuesday morning.”

However, PG&E said Sunday that the Bay Area would not fall under a PSPS.

The East Bay is going to feel winds as high as 70 mph.

Parts of Monterey County are under a Red Flag Warning between Monday at 7 p.m. to Tuesday at 3 p.m.

A slight chance of rain is expected toward the end of the week.

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