West Valley, entire Bay Area enters period of extreme fire danger

The West Valley, Santa Clara County, and all of the Bay Area is facing another period of extreme fire danger. It comes after weeks of poor air quality, massive wildfires in numerous locations across the region.

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning Friday, beginning Sunday at 8 p.m. running until 11 a.m. Tuesday. Other parts of the region, particularly the North Bay and East Bay Hills kick in earlier Sunday morning.

Extremely dry conditions, given the months since measurable rain, put the region at the highest risk so far this year. Valleys could see 20-30 mph winds from the northeast, with gusts up to 50 mph. Mountains and ridges could see wind gusts of up to 50 mph.

Officials urge residents to exercise caution given the low daytime humidity levels and potential for fires to spread quickly.

To see the Weather Service’s warning, click here.