It's expected to be another hot and sunny day in the valley on Saturday before we see an increase in our fire danger by the second half of the weekend. An area of low pressure developing off the coast of Northern California is expected to tap into some monsoon moisture and as a result the mountains and valley will have a good chance for showers and thunderstorms.
The set up with this storm is much like two others we have seen in the last two years around the same time. The one in June of last year gave us about 6500 lighting strikes and the one in July of 2012 gave us about 1700. This is why there are Fire Weather Watches and Red Flag Warnings for most of Northern California starting Sunday. Click here for more details.
The storm is expected to pass to our east by Tuesday or Wednesday decreasing our chances for showers and thunderstorms making for a quieter second half of the week.