Storm pounds Northern California with rain, wind

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The second in a series of storms has been hitting Northern California, with heavy rain and wind knocking out power and causing localized flooding.

Some coastal areas of the region were under a flash flood watch this morning. Thousands of people are without power.

A power outage also affected the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, where at least the suspension span was briefly in the dark.

Officials say another storm is expected over the weekend, creating the possibility of rock and mud slides in areas that are already saturated and have been affected by wildfires.

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