Red Flag Warning still in effect for the Sierra, foothills


The Latest – Friday, Sept. 10:

3 p.m.

The National Weather Service released rain totals for Northern California.

Of the totals posted by NWS, the Blue Canyon area of Placer County saw the most rainfall over the past 24 hours, with a recorded .8 inches.

10:20 a.m.

The National Weather Services says Sacramento recorded a total of .05 inches of rain by Friday morning. Sacramento last recorded that amount of rain 175 days ago, on March 18.

10:05 a.m.

The National Weather Service says the Red Flag Warning in the Sacramento and northern San Joaquin valleys has been canceled.

The Red Flag Warning is still in effect for the northern Sierra Nevada, southern Cascades and the foothills. NWS says it will be in effect until 11 p.m. Friday.

Original story below:

(KTXL) — The Central Valley has been seeing rain and lightning Friday morning as a storm moves through the area.

Despite the rain, lightning strikes are still a big concern for starting fires or fueling the flames of existing wildfires. 

Rain is falling over the Caldor Fire hot spots, which could be beneficial to the firefight. 

“If we get enough rain, it could suppress the fires, but since the ground has been so dry and starved of moisture, it seems like there’s only so much the rain can do,” FOX40 meteorologist Adam Epstein explained.

A Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 2 p.m. Friday in the Valley and until 11 p.m. in higher elevations.

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