Update: Fire Weather Watch Issued For The Mother Lode
The Red Flag Warning issued for the Northern San Joaquin Valley, will expire at 5 PM this afternoon.
Fifteen to twenty-five mph winds will continue at times, with gusts up to forty-five mph.
The minimum daytime humidity ranges between five to twenty-five percent. The maximum overnight humidity tonight will be between fifteen and forty percent.
There will be a brief reprieve in the winds and poor humidity on Saturday.
By Sunday morning, the next event arrives to Northern California and this looks to be the strongest event of the year, so far.
Significantly stronger north and east winds and extremely poor humidity values are forecast.
A Fire Weather Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Mother Lode, the Stanislaus National Forest and the Northern San Joaquin Valley, from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon.
In the Sierra Nevada, twenty to thirty-five mph winds are likely, with gusts ranging from forty to seventy mph.
In the Central Valley, twenty to thirty mph winds are expected, with gusts ranging from forty to fifty mph.
Minimum daytime humidity will be between five to twenty-five percent. Maximum overnight humidity will generally be between ten and forty percent.
A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong wind, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.