Sandhya Patel | ABC7 KGO News Team
San Francisco and Monterey Bay were my home growing up. In fact, the Bay Area has always been my home and I absolutely love it here!

I began my journey in news in 1993, and quickly turned to the weather center. The weather intrigued me because no matter what time of year, it's always an important news story. I made the switch to meteorology and never looked back.

Forecasting the weather in the Bay Area has its challenges because we have so many microclimates. But that keeps things interesting! One of the highlights of my career was when I was asked to fill in on Good Morning America's weekend show. It was an amazing experience!

I am married with three wonderful kids. I have a daughter and fraternal twins, a boy and a girl. I have four sets of twins on my side of the family but since our first was a singleton, my husband and I didn't expect twins the second time around. What a surprise! I wouldn't have it any other way. I love being a Mom. It is a rewarding experience! As many of you know, trying to balance a career and motherhood has its many challenges, but what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Some days it's like a three-ring circus at home & never a dull moment! I really enjoy spending time with my family.

My hobbies include painting, biking, cooking, and watching the sky for the next weather event!

For your weather on the go, follow me on Twitter. And, if you ever come across that great weather shot, take a photo, and share it with me on Facebook and Instagram. I love sharing your photos on TV!

Sandhya Patel is a meteorologist for ABC 7 News. She is the weekday weather anchor at 5 and 11 p.m.

Sandhya's Stories
4 Bay Area teens win 2021 International Young Eco-Hero awards for strategies to fight climate change
CONGRATULATIONS! Four Bay Area students with unique strategies for fighting climate change and protecting our environment have won the Eco-Hero award.
Fire Weather Watch issued for parts of Bay Area this weekend due to possible dry thunderstorms
A Fire Weather Watch has been issued to parts of the Bay Area due to the possibility of dry lightning and thunderstorms.
Parts of Bay Area to soar into 100s during sizzling 5-day heat wave
FIVE DAY HEAT WAVE? Inland Bay Area neighborhoods are about to feel the heat when temperatures climb to 106 in some East Bay and North Bay spots.
High fire danger in Bay Area for Mother's Day weekend with wind gusts up to 60 mph
It's a warm and breezy Mother's Day! Relative humidity will plummet this afternoon as temperatures warm under the breezy north winds, as the Red Flag Warning is extended through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Bay Area storm timeline: Last day of heavy showers, chance of thunder before rain eases up
Moderate showers continue with some pockets of heavier rainfall and there is still a chance of thunder. The Atmospheric River is still stalled over the Central Coast where flooding problems continue.
Storm timeline: Showers continue with chance of thunder across Bay Area
Moderate showers continue with some pockets of heavier rainfall and there is still a chance of thunder. The Atmospheric River is still stalled over the Central Coast where flooding problems continue.
3 storms heading to SF Bay Area to bring rain, snow showers through next Thursday, forecast shows
IT'S ABOUT TO GET WET, REALLY WET! Several storms heading to the Bay Area are expected to bring rain and graupel to the region over a 6 day period, says meteorologist Mike Nicco.
Bay Area hits record highs as blistering heat wave continues across region
It was dangerously hot across the Bay Area, with several cities hitting record highs.
Coronavirus blog: Mask Mandate
"Mask up and make a difference." ABC7 Meteorologist Sandhya Patel opens up about Governor Newsom's mask mandate and why she thinks it's important to wear one.
Coronavirus blog: ABC7 Meteorologist Sandhya Patel opens up about navigating life during COVID-19 crisis
From calling her parents regularly to see how they're doing while isolated to settling into a routine at home with her husband and kids, ABC7 News Meteorologist Sandhya Patel is opening up about how she and her family are coping amid the coronavirus crisis.