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Fire conditions return for parts of Northern California

The west side of the Valley will have the strongest winds and highest fire risk Thursday.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — October is traditionally a month with wild swings in temperatures and some of the first storms of the season in Northern California.

October is also known for its fire weather with a combination of dry vegetation, strong winds and low humidity. These conditions are lining up Thursday for parts of Northern California. 

Valley gusts are forecasted to be mostly in the 15-20 mph range, but along the west side of Valley later in the morning and early afternoon, some gusts can approach 35 mph. If a fire starts, it will grow quickly and can threaten life and property.

For Northern California, this Red Flag Warning is short lived with winds expected to die down close to sunset Thursday.

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More fire weather conditions can be seen in Southern California along the Santa Barbara Coast. This could fan the flames of the Alisal Fire that has closed Highway 101 and forced evacuations for residents in the area. 

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