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Chance of thunderstorms brings risk of lightning-sparked fires. Red Flag Warning in effect for parts of Northern California

A Red Flag Warning is in effect Friday for parts of Northern California. Fuels is extremely dry leading to a high risk of lightning sparked fires.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A cooler but dangerous weather pattern developing Friday through the weekend.

A low-pressure system will be moving through the state leading to a chance of thunderstorms Friday in Northern California. This will bring the risk of lightning-sparked fires. Rapid spread is possible since fuel is extremely dry here and gusty winds around any storms.

These conditions could overwhelm fire responders leading to slower response time and initial attack difficulty.

A red flag warning has been issued for much of the afternoon and evening. 

The risk of thunderstorms spread south toward the Tahoe Basin Saturday and Sunday. We'll be tracking the risk of higher fire danger through the weekend.

Credit: KXTV

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