According to the National Weather Service (NWS), San Rafael – along with much of the rest of North Bay – will be impacted by a late-season storm beginning today. Light to moderate rain is expected to begin this afternoon. Rainfall is forecast to pick up in intensity on Friday and gradually taper off by midday Saturday. Please allow extra time for your morning and evening commutes and drive carefully. Overall rainfall totals in San Rafael from Thursday through Saturday are forecast to range from 2.5 to 3.5 inches.
Winds are anticipated to be heaviest on Friday (in the 20-30 MPH range) and a flood watch has been issued. There is potential for flooding of small creeks and streams as well as poorly drained urban areas.
For flooding or tree emergencies, call (415) 485-3375 or (415) 485-3372. For all other emergencies dial 911.
For downed power lines and power outage reports, call 911 immediately to report the location of a downed line. After reporting the downed line, call PG&E’s 24-hour Residential Customer Service Center at 1-800-743-5000. Consider downed power lines still active. Stay away from the lines and keep others away from them.
Sand and sandbags are available at the following locations:
• Fire Station #55—955 Point San Pedro Road
• Terra Linda Community Center-670 Del Ganado Road
Road and traffic updates: https://twitter.com/CHPMarin
Sign -up for updates from the Police: https://www.nixle.com/
NWS Regional Forecast Office: https://www.weather.gov/mtr/
More info is available at: https://www.cityofsanrafael.org/prepare-for-winter/