National Weather Service issues flash flood, high wind advisory for Alameda County

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The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch and high wind advisory for all of Alameda County starting Jan. 16 through Jan. 17, in an alert released Tuesday afternoon.

In addition to the flash flood and high wind advisories for the county, the alert stated that there is a high wind warning for the East Bay Hills. The forecast suggests that the rainfall in the county will total to 1 to 1.5 inches, which may be accompanied by thunderstorms. The alert also anticipated that wind gusts may be up to 50 miles per hour, with peak winds occurring the evening of Jan. 16 up until the following morning.

The alert cautioned community members about the forecast, adding that this weather increases the potential for downed trees, mudslides and power outages.

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