A man crosses Market Street in the rain. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Bay Area wind advisory issued as storm drenches SF

A storm system bringing wind and rain to San Francisco and much of the rest of the Bay Area is expected to continue through Sunday night, according to weather officials.

Meteorologists with the Bay Area National Weather Service predicted widespread rainfall including some moderate to heavy showers throughout the region on Sunday.

Rain is expected to taper off by Sunday night with a few showers persisting into early Monday morning.

The weather service also issued a wind advisory between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. for all of the Bay Area except Santa Clara Valley and Southern Salinas Valley.

Southerly winds of 25 to 35 mph and gusts of up to 50 mph are anticipated.

The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management said on Twitter that the wet and windy conditions were predicted to last through Sunday night.

Emergency officials urged residents to clear clogged drains and warned drivers to slow down, maintain extra distance between cars and to turn on headlights.

They also said pedestrians should wear bright colors to appear more visibly.

The storm brought flooding to the Embarcadero late Sunday morning and early afternoon for the second day in a row.

City officials temporarily closed Pier 14 and the area of the Embarcadero between Mission and Howard streets. The advisory has since been lifted.

Monday is expected to be cloudy with a chance of showers, according to the weather service. Southeast winds will be 5 to 15 mph. The chance of showers is 40 percent.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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