Red Flag Warning Ahead For The Mountains Today

Sep 23, 2014 9:31 AM by Cort Klopping

Strong winds, and low humidity values are bringing high fire danger back to the north state this afternoon. A Red Flag Warning will take effect for the western slopes of the Northern Sierra at 2pm, and is expected to linger until 8pm on Wednesday. Mountain winds will be gusting up to around 35mph, with sustained winds to around 15mph out of the South. Valley winds will be sustained to 15mph, with gusts to 25mph out of the South. Humidity values will also be dangerously low, with some areas falling to around 15% over the next 2 days.

Temperatures are staying warm today, and should be very similar to Monday's. South winds are also causing an issue for air quality, as they bring smoke from the King Fire to the north state. A cooler, and wet system will be approaching the coast over the next couple of days. Showers will spread across the interior of Northern California by Thursday, and temperatures are projected to fall into the low to mid 70's for the valley by the end of the week.


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