Red Flag Fire Warning Issued, Dry Thunderstorms Possible

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning Tuesday for Los Angeles County and said lightning could ignite fires in places already dried out by a recent heat wave.

The chance of dry thunderstorms and lightning throughout the region prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning for Los Angeles County Tuesday afternoon.

The thunderstorms could accompany dry and erratic winds and the San Gabriel Mountains were identified as a "main area of concern," according to the NWS. The "isolated to scattered high based thunderstorms" could begin Tuesday night and last through Wednesday, NWS said.

"The storms will contain little in the way of rainfall and have the potential for dry lightning strikes and gusty erratic winds," the warning states. "Any dry lightning activity could result in fire starts due to the recent heat wave and very dry fuels."

What do you think of the possibility of dry thunderstorms? Are you taking any precautions?


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