Red Flag Warning extended to Tuesday

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (BCN/ KRON) – The National Weather Service on Sunday extended a red flag warning to Tuesday evening for the North and East Bay hills and the East Bay valleys due to weather conditions that pose a risk of wildfires.

The warning was initially set to expire on Monday morning, but the weather service said conditions that include gusty north to northeast winds, low humidity and high temperatures would persist.

The warning is now in effect through 6 pm. Tuesday.

The weather service urges people to properly dispose of cigarettes and matches, keep vehicles off of dry grass, avoid using any outdoor equipment that may create sparks, and to not drag tow chains.

The National Weather Service Bay Area issued the Red Flag Warnings for the North and East Bay hills, Marin above 2,000 feet and the East Bay Interior Valleys effective 11 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday.

Officials said this is the first Red Flag Warning of the season.

Parts of the Bay Area are already in near-critical fire weather conditions due to a warming and drying trend with the development of offshore flow across the interior.

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