Stockton could see gusts, thunderstorms amid latest California gale

A cyclist shields himself from the rain with an umbrella as he rides down Fremont Street at Baker Street in Stockton on Tuesday March 21, 2023.

As a new storm descends on the California coast, the northern San Joaquin Valley and Motherlode regions can expect strong gusts of wind and possible thunderstorms.

The storm system brewing over the Pacific is expected to approach or hit San Francisco Tuesday night, the National Weather Service said, with the strongest winds lashing near 75 miles per hour over southern California. Forecasters are expecting heavy rains along the Central Coast to the south of the state and heavy snowfall at higher elevations.

The northern San Joaquin Valley and Motherlode can expect gusts of up to 45 mph through 9 p.m., with the strongest winds likely in late afternoon, the NWS said.


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