When hazardous fire weather conditions could come to the Bay Area

Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch that will last through the beginning of the week.

The watch is in effect Sunday 11 p.m. to Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Expected gusty north winds and low humidity create potentially hazardous fire weather conditions.

Any fire started will likely show moderate to rapid growth.

East Bay hills and valleys, along with North Bay mountains will be impacted.

Pacific Gas & Electric also warned on Friday of the potential for a power safety power shutoff occurring Monday and Tuesday for 18 Northern California counties as the region experiences gusty winds and dry conditions.

The forecast is based on weather conditions and fuel moisture, and all counties named are considered at “elevated” risk, meaning shutoffs are possible, but not they are not scheduled.

Customers in the following Bay Area counties may be affected:

  • Sonoma County
  • Lake County
  • Napa County
  • Solano County

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