SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — After a dry holiday weekend, rain is expected to return to the Bay Area beginning Monday and possibly continuing into next week. The storm is expected to bring hazardous beach conditions due to large breaking waves Monday through Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS forecast for Monday for the greater San Francisco Bay area calls for cloudy and rainy conditions, with highs in the 50s and low 60s. There is a wind advisory Monday night at 10 p.m. Monday night’s forecast calls for heavy rain with lows in the 50s.

More rain is expected later this week with moderate to heavy rainfall expected Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. A Flood Watch for Tuesday has been issued for the North Bay, the San Mateo Peninsula, Santa Cruz Mountains and Big Sur, according to a tweet from the NWS Bay Area.

The storm is expected to bring heavy rain, strong winds and the possibility of flooding in some locations where rivers and creeks could rise over their banks.

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“Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas and it is best to prepare on Monday in advance,” the tweet states.

By Tuesday morning, excessive runoff could bring flooding of rivers, creeks, streams and to low-lying areas, the NWS advised. Additionally, a wind advisory has been issued for Monday night into Tuesday morning for the North Bay coastal areas and mountains and for San Francisco, Peninsula communities, East Bay hills and the Santa Cruz mountains.

Hazardous beach conditions are also possible, and a high surf advisory is in place for the entire Bay Area coastline, Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning.

Pacific Gas & Electric urged customers to be prepared in the event of power outages or other issues related to the storm. In a tweet PG&E offered the following storm safety tips:

  • Never touch downed wires
  • Charge cell phones and laptops in advance
  • Make alternate plans for medicines or medical devices
  • Have fresh drinking water and ice
  • User generators safely
  • Use flashlights, not candles

Bay City News contributed to this report.