.Dangerous fire weather expected this weekend in Alameda County

Severe weather conditions this weekend could lead to dangerous fires across Alameda County, officials said Friday.

A Red Flag Warning will be in effect from 9pm Saturday to 9pm Monday due to high winds and dry conditions, according to the National Weather Service. The warning was extended Saturday, and threats will be highest in elevations above 1,000 feet across these region, particularly in the East Bay Hills. 

“A Red Flag Warning is now in effect from Saturday night through Monday morning as breezy to locally gusty offshore winds develop over the North Bay Mountains and East Bay Hills/Interior Valleys,” NWS officials said. “These winds will combine with critically low humidity resulting in critical fire weather conditions. In these conditions, any ongoing fires or new fires will have the potential to rapidly spread.”

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