August 22, 2020 – The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 5 AM Sunday to 11 PM PDT Monday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
Remnant moisture from decaying hurricane Genevieve will spread northward over northern California late tonight and Sunday. This will lead to the increasing potential for isolated to scattered dry thunderstorms over much of Northern California. Lightning from dry thunderstorms will have the potential to start new fires. The dry layer beneath the storms may lead to gusty winds.
Thunderstorms: The potential for isolated to scattered dry thunderstorms will increase late tonight and Sunday, and will continue on Monday. The potential for dry thunderstorms may linger into Tuesday.
Impacts: High probability of fire starts with any lightning. Rapid spread of fire possible depending on terrain and local wind conditions.