A chance of dry lightning hitting the Bay Area Sunday and Monday has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for fire danger
There were about 20 spot fires burning Monday in wildland areas in Sonoma, Solano, Lake and Colusa counties, Cal Fire spokeswoman Suzanne Blankenship said Monday afternoon.
Fire officials say thunderstorms predicted for parts of Northern California are expected to bring strong winds but little rain as crews continue to battle a wildfire burning northeast of Chico.
Heavy rain, pounding waves and plenty of snow in the mountains are all in the forecast as Northern Californians brace for a weekend of wintry weather.
Rain has closed roads and prompted urban flood warnings Friday, and CBS 5′s Chief Meteorologist Paul Deanno said it’s only the beginning.
Thunder and lightning may be in the cards for parts of the Bay Area Wednesday as an offshore weather system makes its way through the region, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
Fire officials are bracing for the possibility of lightning-sparked fires across a wide area of Northern California as a number of thunderstorms move into the region.
Forecasters said an unsettled weather system moving into the area Thursday night is bringing heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds.
The National Weather Service issued a red flag warnings for parts of the Bay Area in response to thunderstorms.