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Tornado warning issued for parts of Monterey County, Central Coast

A tornado warning has been issued for parts of the southern Bay Area and along the Central Coast Saturday evening, according to the National Weather Service

The warning is in effect for southeastern Santa Cruz County and northwestern Monterey County through 6:45 p.m., the NWS said. 

It will also remain in effect through 7 p.m. in northwestern San Benito County. 

The NWS attributed the warning to a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado, advising people in affected areas to take cover immediately. 

In its alert, it wrote: “Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.” 

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Source: NBC Bay Area

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