SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Continuing dry weather, brittle grasslands, warm fall temperatures, low humidity and high winds expected this weekend add up to some critical fire weather, the National Weather Service reported Friday, prompting a call for extreme fire safety in the Bay Area.
Northerly winds at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 and 35 mph – which could rapidly spread even small wildfires — are expected to blow through the North Bay mountains and East Bay hills Sunday night into Monday morning, decreasing slightly Monday but remaining breezy.
High pressure is forecast to build across the interior valleys with low pressure at the coast, leading to an offshore flow. Humidity levels will also remain low for the next few days.
A hazardous weather outlook has been issued, but a fire weather watch may be issued over the weekend.
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