“Much of the monsoonal moisture tracked offshore overnight and did not result in thunderstorm activity for the Bay Area/Central CA coast,” the National Weather Service reported.
Berkeley likely won’t face wildfire risk during the heat event due to mild coastal winds, according to the National Weather Service.
Fire risk will be offset by low winds and a cool marine layer later in the week
The Bay Area is experiencing the second-driest year in the water district’s history.
The combination of heavy rains and wind can create hazardous conditions.
Winds reached 40-50 mph Monday night and Tuesday morning, with stronger gusts in the hills.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing a spare the air alert for Saturday because of pollution from wood burning, hitting a new record with 50 alerts in 2020.
The combination of strong winds, low humidity, and dry vegetation makes for extremely dangerous conditions, city officials said.
The Park District will close 11 local parks from Sunday through Monday due to high winds and wildfire danger.
Update: District extends closure of 11 East Bay parks to Wednesday at 8 a.m. as forecast shows continuing high winds and therefore a high fire risk.
Crowds often gather in the popular turnouts and some people are setting off firecrackers.
A red flag warning has been issued for the Berkeley Hills and several other Bay Area regions from 1 p.m. Thursday to Saturday at 6 a.m.