National Weather Service Special Weather Statement for Thunderstorms

The National Weather Service is warning of isolated thunderstorms possible over interior NorCal late tonight into Tuesday. The most likely timeframe is 4 AM to 8 PM. Associated impacts include gusty winds, lightning, brief heavy rain, and small hail. Parts of Plumas and Sierra counties could be impacted by dry lighting meaning little to no rain.

 

.Hot Temperatures, Wildfire Smoke, and Chances For Thunderstorms
This Week…

* HEAT: Hot temperatures continue this week with several days of
record to near-record daytime highs. Widespread Moderate with
isolated High heat impacts are likely, so take necessary
precautions to limit effects for heat sensitive folks and pets.
Stay hydrated, avoid strenuous outdoor activities, and be
vigilant of vulnerable neighbors, family or friends. Monitor the
forecast closely and consider rescheduling outdoor activities
to cooler parts of the day, if possible.

* SMOKE: Smoke from the Oak Fire in Mariposa County, CA will
continue to affect western Nevada and the Sierra this week.
Areas across the Tahoe Basin, Carson Valley, and eastern Sierra
may see periods of degraded air quality each night/morning with
minor improvements by the afternoon. How long will the smoke
affect the region? That is dependent on the intensity and
activity of the fire or any possible additional fires through
the week. For the latest air quality information go here:
www.airnow.gov and www.fire.airnow.gov

* THUNDERSTORMS: Hot conditions will combine with incoming
moisture to bring a return of afternoon thunderstorms this week.
Storms will primarily be confined to southern Mono and Mineral
counties this afternoon, but storm potential will spread
northward through the week. Keep an eye out for lightning and
gusty/erratic outflow winds with storms today. Lightning-caused
fires will be a concern through the week with increasing storm
coverage. Storms will gradually become wetter in nature later
this week with the potential for heavy rains and flooding
concerns for steep terrain or burn areas.