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August 16, 2020 – For the 24-hour period ending at 6:00 am Sunday, BLM LC detected 4,808 strikes within California. 1,089 strikes were detected within the National Forests.

Map courtesy Tahoe National Forest

The National Weather Service in Sacramento update reads: Extreme heat impacts are expected to continue through at least Thursday as the longest stretch of hot weather of the season is forecast. High temperatures will be around 10 to 20 degrees above normal most days. Today may be a few degrees cooler than the rest of the week, though it will still be very hot.

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There will be little to no overnight relief. With this long duration extreme heat event, significant heat impacts are expected for the general public, especially for those sensitive to the heat, pets, and livestock.

There is a chance of isolated thunderstorms with little to no rainfall over much of NorCal today through tomorrow. These dry thunderstorms could produce fire starts, so a Red Flag Warning has been issued. 

Isolated afternoon mountain thunderstorms are also possible over the Sierra Crest through Tuesday.