Aug 12, 2014 10:22 AM by Cort Klopping
Fire danger remains high today, and there continues to be a Red Flag Warning in effect. The National Weather Service issued the warning yesterday, and it will continue through 11am. There will be a lingering chance for thunderstorms this morning, but most of the activity will head well to the East throughout the day. The best chance for thunderstorms rests in the Northern Sierra this morning, but tapers off this afternoon.
Stronger winds will also increase the risk of fires spreading today. Gusts up to around 25mph are expected out of the South, and those could spread yesterdays lightning sparked fires very quickly.
Conditions will be much more mild, and a bit dryer later this week.