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Update: Red Flag Warning For Northern San Joaquin Valley

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Northern San Joaquin Valley (below 1,000 feet, excluding the Delta), through 5 PM Thursday.

Critical fire weather conditions over interior Northern California will continue into Thursday. Although the wind will not be as strong as Sunday and Sunday night, the dry northerly winds could rapidly spread current and new wildfire activity.

Winds of ten to twenty-five mph are expected with gusts ranging from thirty to forty mph.

Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly, especially over elevated terrain overnight. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.