The warning is legitimate from 6 pm on Saturday through 1 p.m. or so on Sunday. A previous warning has been set to go into effect on Friday, but subsequent forecasts have narrowed the window.
The National Weather Service predicts that temperature in Antioch will soar to as large as 96 degrees this weekend, with highs of 97 in Sacramento and Stockton and 95 at Fairfield.
Update: The National Weather Service reports that the preceding Fire Weather Watch is presently a full Red Flag Warning, after forecasts upped predicated wind speeds to between 20 and 45 miles per hours with gusts included.
The affected area goes from Redding in the north through much of Butte County and the Sacramento area and as far south as Modesto, such as areas around Stockton.
“Any grassfires that grow will probably spread quickly,” the national weather agency cautions.
In accordance with NWS”that a Red Flag Warning means hot temperatures, very low humidities, and more winds are expected to combine to make a heightened probability of fire threat.”
A Fire Weather Watch implies that there’s a”high potential for development of Red Flag criteria,” such as winds of 25 mph or greater, low temperatures, and”any combination of weather and fuel moisture conditions that, in the conclusion of the forecaster, would cause considerable wildfire occurrences.”
Wind gusts of around 60 mph may manifest within the weekend.
“Grassfires will likely spread rapidly”
Most of the Bay Area lies outside of the perimeter of this warning, but places such as Antioch, Fairfield, Vacaville, as well as the eastern borders of Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties are included.
On Thursday a 15-acre grassfire broke out near Bay Point. Although it only took a few hours for fire crews to attain substantial containment, its position only two miles from town and time right on the cusp of a possibly dangerous weekend for fire ailments caused stress.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) put out a Fire Weather Watch that encompasses a massive swath of Northern California this weekend, such as a tiny part of the East Bay and North Bay, warning that a combination of strong winds and hot, arid conditions pose a considerable danger of wildfire.
Update: The Red Flag Warning now encompasses most of the North Bay, including areas close to Calistoga, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Napa, Cloverdale, and San Rafael, with eastern Napa County in the maximum risk.
Such conditions are not forecast right now–NOAA anticipates winds up to 20 mph , with gusts reaching rates of 35, for instance –however if conditions take a turn for the worse over the weekend the threat could intensify.