August 11, 2018 – Critical fire weather concerns for ridges and canyons into this evening with onshore flow, with gusts to 30 mph possible. Area wildfires continue to bring smoky conditions across northern California, especially in the vicinity of the Carr, Donnell, and Mendocino Complex fires. Increased winds are helping mix some of the smoke out of the valleys this weekend. However, inversions will return early next week, trapping the smoke once again. Temperatures are expected to be near or slightly above normal through the weekend.