Bay Area sees above average temperatures as fire ravages North Bay

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SONOMA COUNTY (KRON) — As the Kincade Fire burns thousands of acres in Sonoma County Thursday, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for coastal parts of the Bay Area and is also monitoring high winds.

Winds peaked overnight Thursday at 76 mph with humidity levels at 14 percent.

Temperatures across much of the Bay Area have already reached in the 80s and 90s as of noon.

The heat advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday.

The National Weather Service also said that shifting winds will likely bring smoke from the Kincade Fire over the Bay Area as early as 11 a.m. on Friday.

In terms of the heat advisory, the weather agency says temperatures in the 90s are record-high and above normal.

Bay Area residents are encouraged to limit outdoor activity and take extra care of pets, kids, crops and livestock during the high temperatures.

The heat advisory is in effect in Sonoma and Napa Counties, parts of Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz coast, Monterey and Salinas.

As of noon Thursday, the Kincade Fire was sized at 10,000 acres with zero percent containment.

More than 12 structures have been destroyed.

The fire is fast-moving and driven by wind, fire officials said..

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