Red Flag warning issued for East Bay hills, North Bay mountains

A Red Flag Warning was issued Monday for the North Bay mountains and East Bay hills, officials with the National Weather Service said. The warning goes into effect at 10 p.m. Monday and ends at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Winds are expected to be gusty Monday evening in both areas and those winds are expected to continue through Wednesday morning. Humidity overnight and during the day is expected to be low. Any fires that start will probably spread quickly, weather officials said. Residents are encouraged to follow all burn bans that are in effect.

The risk for wildfires will be the highest in higher terrain.

Due to the high risk for wildfires, PG&E officials have decided to cut power to tens of thousands of customers in the North Bay to reduce the chance PG&E equipment will spark a fire.


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