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Los Gatos Prepares For Storms

Sandbags can be picked up at town's service center located at 41 Miles Ave.

Rainy days are in store for Bay Area residents as a series of storms are expected to pass through the region this week.

Periods of heavy rain and strong winds are expected as storms sweep through the area "one on the heels of the other," National Weather Service forecaster Diana Henderson said.

Henderson said parts of the North Bay may receive more rain than the rest of the region, "but when all is said and done, everybody's going to get wet."

With heavy rains come slippery road conditions, and authorities are reminding drivers to use caution.

"Slow down," Henderson warned. "St. Peter can wait."

Area departments of public works are preparing for the rain by clearing out catch basins to avoid flooding.

Officials are asking residents to help by sweeping leaves and debris to prevent localized flooding.

Public works crews said there is plenty of sand and bags in the parking lot near Balzer Field on Miles Ave. There's a limit of 10 bags per resident.

Wind advisories were also issued Tuesday morning on several bridges, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Just after midnight wind advisories went into effect on the Bay, San Mateo and Dumbarton bridges, according to the CHP.

Although wetter weather is expected later Tuesday, high winds are making for dangerous driving conditions this morning. Drivers are advised to use caution.

—By Bay City News Service

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