Red Flag Warning and Fire Weather Watch Both Extended

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 11 PM THIS EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 285 AND 625.

FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 284…285…623…624 AND 625.

  • Impacts: Lightning and high fire danger will likely result in new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire spread. Despite rainfall, initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.
  • Affected area: In Northern CA Fire Zones…280…281…284…285. In South Central OR Fire Zones…624…625. In Southwest OR Fire Zones…621…622…623.
  • Thunderstorms: Isolated to scattered thunderstorms and showers will develop this afternoon and evening with the best chance of scattered storms with abundant lightning from the Cascades east and across western portions of Siskiyou County into Josephine and western Jackson Counties. On Tuesday, expect a mix of isolated and scattered showers and thunderstorms with the best chance for thunderstorms from the Siskiyous south, Cascades east and into southwestern Jackson County.
  • Rainfall: Today and Tuesday, thunderstorms are expected to be a mix of wet and dry, so locally significant wetting rainfall will be possible with some of the thunderstorms, especially the slower moving ones. Lighting may occur outside of the storm cores where there is little or no rainfall.
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