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
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.
Coronavirus blog: Reversing Course
ABC7 Meteorologist Sandhya Patel opens up about Governor Newsom's recent announcement to rollback on reopening businesses and why she thinks it was necessary.
Coronavirus blog: COVID-19 Danger
"This pandemic has taken enough of a toll on all of us and I feel it's best to continue to do what we can to slow the spread of the virus."
Coronavirus blog: Graduations and future of education
ABC7 Meteorologist Sandhya Patel opens up about how her family is celebrating graduations and shares some thoughts on the future of educaiton.
Coronavirus blog: Phasing back into new reality
"It has been over two months since the shelter in place went into effect and if you're going stir crazy, you're not alone! I think it's only human to feel this way so don't be too hard on yourself."