Storm causes outage Saturday; more rain ahead

More than 1,200 customers lose power in Community Center neighborhood Saturday night

The weekend storm caused about 1,200 customers in the Community Center neighborhood of Palo Alto to lose power Saturday night.

Power went out for 1,257 customers at 10 p.m., according to the city. Power was restored to 1,000 of those customers by 11:06 p.m., and the final 257 by 2:54 a.m. Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms are expected in the Bay Area today (Monday, March 21), with highs in the mid 50s and west winds from 10 to 20 mph.

Monday night's forecast is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers. Lows are anticipated to be in the 40s, with winds becoming southwest to about 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Tuesday is expected to be cloudy, with a chance of rain, and highs in the 50s.

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