Fire danger brings Red Flag Warning to Solano County

A Fire Weather Watch issued for Thursday has been upgraded based on anticipated weather conditions.

(Graphic by Solano NewsNet)

A Fire Weather Watch that was issued for Thursday afternoon has been upgraded by weather officials to a Red Flag Warning.

The new warning period starts Thursday at 5 p.m. and lasts until Friday at 2 p.m.

Forecasters say a storm system will generate gusty wind throughout the Sacramento valley, including areas of Solano County, with dry lightning storms possible in the overnight hours.

“The combination of isolated, dry lightning and gusty winds with the dry fuels will bring the potential for critical fire weather conditions,” a meteorologist with the National Weather Service wrote in an alert early Thursday morning.

Weather forecasters say the conditions have the potential to spark new wildfires that can spread quickly once ignited.