Red Flag Warning canceled ahead of schedule

Bay Area

UPDATE: The Red Flag Warning was cancelled ahead of schedule, around 8:30 a.m. on Friday.

KRON4’s earlier story below.

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for parts of the Bay Area.

The warning will last from 5 p.m. on Thursday through 11 a.m. on Friday.

Impacted counties include Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano and Contra Costa Counties, and eastern parts of Alameda and Santa Clara counties.

Red Flag Warnings are issued for weather events that may result in extreme fire behavior that will occur within 24 hours.

Officials expect a slight chance for dry thunderstorms with lightning that may spark a new wildfire. Gusty winds will also increase the risk of rapid fire spread.

The National Weather Service reported about eight lightning strikes hit the ground in Sonoma County and one in Santa Clara County.

One of the strikes near Rohnert Park was in the 2020 Glass Fire scar, according to the NWS.

In addition to the Bay Area, a Red Flag Warning has been issued for the greater Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas.

It will be in effect from Thursday at 11 p.m. until Friday at 11 p.m.

All uses of outdoor open flames, including gas, propane, and pellet barbeques, will be prohibited while the warning is in effect.

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