Weather service forecasts “hazardous weather”

By on Sat, February 14, 2009

A powerful Pacific storm is forecast for Saturday night:

A powerful Pacific storm system will strengthen off the coast today and tonight capable of producing heavy rain and strong winds. Southerly winds will increase late today and overnight as the pressure gradient tightens over northern California. Winds will be strongest tonight and early Sunday therefore a wind advisory has been issued for tonight and early Sunday.

... and more rain and heavy winds to follow through next Friday:

A period of moderate to heavy rain is expected on Sunday and Sunday night. The heaviest precipitation is expected to occur over areas of elevated terrain. Especially hazardous conditions will be present across the burn scar areas of Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. People in and near these burn scar areas should keep abreast of the latest forecasts and be prepared to act if any watches or warnings are issued.