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North Bay Wind Warning in Effect Until 10 p.m. Friday

Motorists should be careful while driving and watch for downed trees and power lines.

A wind storm Thursday Nov. 21, 2013 downed trees all around the Bay Area and knocked out power to thousands. More wind gusts are expected tonight.
A wind storm Thursday Nov. 21, 2013 downed trees all around the Bay Area and knocked out power to thousands. More wind gusts are expected tonight.
The windy weather that's blamed for two deaths in Oakland and a couple of wildfires in Napa and Sonoma counties is expected to continue through this evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Winds in the North Bay mountains in Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties are predicted to blow at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts reaching 50 mph.

The warning, which is in effect until 10 p.m. Friday night, doesn't include other areas of the Bay yet, but gusts are definitely blowing hard in other locations.

Motorists are advised to be careful driving, especially in oversized vehicles, and to expect downed trees and power lines.

Thursday's night's windy weather knocked out power for tens of thousands of PG&E customers blew trees and debris into roadways.

Meteorologist Logan Johnson said gusts reached up to 65 mph in eastern Alameda County, 60 mph in Sonoma County and up to 50 mph were recorded in higher elevation areas in Contra Costa County overnight, Johnson said.

 "We're still seeing it pretty windy up in the hills," Johnson said. The wind came after a storm system moved through the Bay Area earlier this week, he said.

 Rain is expected to return on Thanksgiving.

PG&E spokesman Jason King said a majority of the power outages are related to tree contact that damaged utility poles and wires. PG&E hopes to have power restored for all customers by the late Friday afternoon, he said.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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