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Update: Fire Weather Watch Issued For The Fifth Of July

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the Stanislaus National Forest and the Sierra Nevada, which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening.

There is a strong threat of thunderstorms and gusty winds in the Sierra Nevada from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening.

Very little rainfall is expected to accompany the thunderstorms and the lightning may be abundant.

Winds of seven to eleven mph are expected with gusts up to eighteen mph. However, erratic outflow winds between thirty-five and forty-five mph are likely during any thunderstorm.

Humidity will range from twenty to twenty-eight percent.

Some of the concerning regional impacts could mean that any fires that do develop would likely spread rapidly.

Outdoor burning is not recommended anywhere in the Stanislaus National Forest during the Fire Weather Watch from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur.