National Weather Service Warns Of Possible Thunderstorms Tonight, Increased Risk Of Wildfires

July 12, 2018 10:03 am · 4 comments

The risk for wildfires will increase tonight into Friday morning in the San Francisco Bay Area because of a slight chance of thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.

The risk will be higher because the thunderstorms may bring lightning and gusty winds. Weather officials said thunderstorms are most likely in the North Bay and East Bay and the fire risk will be the greatest in the higher elevations of those regions.

Little to no rain is expected. Any fires that do start will spread, according to weather officials.

Dawg July 12, 2018 at 10:32 AM

If there is a slight chance of thunderstorms, doesn’t that mean there is a slight increase for the risk of wildfires?

ZZ July 12, 2018 at 3:57 PM

Yes, I remember lightening striking Mt. Diablo in 1977.

Mimi (original) July 12, 2018 at 5:09 PM

Holey Couw!! That’s scary!! I like to watch lightning, but am aware that of it’s potential danger, especially around our dry hills and weedy yards! If it’s going to thunderstorm I hope it does it while I’m still awake and can monitor the situation.

Marianne July 13, 2018 at 12:44 AM

No thunderstorms please.

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