NWS: Thunderstorms could bring dangerous lightning to the mountains, foothills

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(KTXL) — With isolated thunderstorms and possible dry lightning strikes in the forecast, the National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. through Monday until 5 p.m.

The NWS said there is a chance the mountains and foothills could experience gusty winds, brief showers and dangerous lightning starting Sunday evening.

With dry fuels already driving flames in Northern California, weather officials are urging residents to take precautions and be prepared for potential fires.

“We know the Aug 2020 lightning/fire outbreak may be fresh in people’s minds. At this time, the forecast set-up is different from that event. Location/coverage of storms is still uncertain,” the NWS wrote Friday.

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