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Written by: Amy Graff / SF Gate
At a time of year when the landscape has seen little rain since last season and the grasses are parched and dry, warm and blustery weather is returning to the San Francisco Bay Area, increasing the risk of wildfires sparking and spreading rapidly.
“Gusty northerly winds and low overnight humidity will develop over the higher terrain, especially in the North Bay,” the National Weather Service warns. “As of right now, Wednesday night is of greatest concern.”
The NWS is monitoring the situation and says red flag warnings are possible this week.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. activated its Emergency Operations Center in San Francisco on Sunday night to monitor a potentially strong and dry offshore wind event that could impact portions of the North Bay, Sacramento Valley and the Sierra Foothills Wednesday and Thursday.