Increased storm probability as Idalia approaches

Monday morning will be calm and dry with temperatures ranging above 70 to around 80 degrees across the Bay Area before early afternoon showers and storms. The storms will continue through the evening hours as highs soar to lows well into the mid-90s.

As Idalia strengthens we will feel the effects on Tuesday night as rain and wind will increase. Rain will continue into the night hours Tuesday and into Wednesday with the possibility of isolated tornadoes in some of these bands.

The storm surge will impact the coast, with a possible 10-foot storm surge in northern counties and a 3- to 5-foot storm surge in the Bay Area. At full moon the tides will be high, around 20 to 30 feet, which in turn will cause coastal flooding.

Tropical gale force winds will most likely blow overnight Tuesday into early Wednesday morning before Idalia charges northeast. Conditions improve on Wednesday afternoon and evening with highs in the mid 80’s.

There will still be humidity on Thursday and Friday so the chance of rain remains high as the morning rains eventually make their way inland along the coast.

It’s getting really dry just in time for Labor Day weekend and the highs are back in the low 90’s.

Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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