Forecasters issue Fire Weather Watch for Solano County

Chance of dry lightning storms later in the week have meteorologists concerned about potential for new wildfires.

(Graphic by Solano NewsNet)

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Fire Weather Watch for much of the area, with the advisory period beginning later in the week.

The watch covers all of the Sacramento valley, including Solano County, and is based on a likelihood of thunderstorms that could generate dry lightning between Thursday evening and early Friday morning.

The watch period begins Thursday at 5 p.m. and lasts until Friday at 2 p.m.

In addition to the possibility of thunderstorms, the weather agency says gusty, erratic wind could lead to the start and rapid spread of new wildfires in the region.

Officials say the Fire Weather Watch could develop into a Red Flag Warning as conditions warrant.

In addition to the Fire Weather Watch, Solano County is covered by an ongoing Heat Advisory due to anticipated hot weather from now until late Wednesday evening.

Temperatures during the Heat Advisory could cross over 100 degrees in parts of north Solano County, including Vacaville, Dixon and rural Winters.