The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Red Flag Warning because of gusty winds, warm temperatures and low relative humidity until 9 p.m. Thursday for the Valley and 10 a.m. Friday for the Foothills.

Some of the highest winds are expected to arrive later Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. For that reason, they have also issued a Wind Advisory until noon Thursday for the Coastal Range, Sacramento Valley and adjacent foothills. 

WHAT'S EXPECTED? 

Strong north to northeast winds are expected to impact the region through Thursday morning.  Wind gusts to exceed 50 mph in many
locations, with locally higher gusts over exposed ridges, canyons,
and wind prone areas.

WHEN... Through Thursday morning. Strongest winds are expected
this afternoon and tonight.

IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
Tree branches could be blown down. Difficult driving
conditions.

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Bear in mind, the graphics below are showing estimated sustained wind speeds. These winds are expected to have a duration of at least 15 minutes. There could be stronger wind gusts.

If you live in the Red Flag area, have an evacuation plan in place for you and your family.

FUTURE WINDS - Wednesday 11 p.m.

Fairfield - 30 mph

South Lake Tahoe - 35 mph

Truckee - 35 mph

Future Winds - Wednesday 11pm
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FUTURE WINDS - Thursday 4 a.m.

Santa Rosa - 60 mph

Fairfield - 30 mph

South Lake Tahoe - 35 mph

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Future Winds - Thursday 4am
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FUTURE WINDS - Thursday 10 a.m.

Santa Rosa - 50 mph

South Lake Tahoe - 35 mph

Truckee - 30 mph

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Future Winds - Thursday 10am
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FUTURE WINDS - Thursday 5 p.m.

Yuba City area - 25 mph

South Lake Tahoe - 20 mph

NW of Truckee - 15 mph

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FUTURE WINDS - Thursday 5pm
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