SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — The National Weather Service issued a Fire Weather Watch for most of the Bay Area ahead of dry and windy weather forecast in the next few days.
Gusty offshore winds and dry conditions are forecasted starting on Sunday night through Tuesday morning, disproportionately affecting the interior North and East Bay hills and mountains above 1000 feet, weather service officials said.READ MORE: Flash Flood Watches Issued As Storm Aims at Fire-Scarred Northern California
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Although a breezy onshore flow and a chance of rain could descend upon the Bay Area this weekend, a rapid shift to the drier weather on Sunday night is anticipated.READ MORE: Amid the Capitol Riot, Facebook Faced Its Own Insurrection
The dry weather combined with gusty offshore winds, along with near record dry fuels in the interior part of the state, will increase the risk for fire weather.
Depending on how much rain the Bay Area receives this weekend, fire officials said the Fire Weather Watch could be upgraded to a Red Flag Warning.MORE NEWS: US Rowing Accepts Resignation of Longtime Men's Coach Mike Teti