Fire watch alert today for Sierra
A fire watch is in effect over the northern Sierra today through this evening.
The National Weather Service in Sacramento this morning said dry forest conditions and possible thunderstorms with lightning strikes caused the alert. The storms are not expected to contain any moisture, heightening the concern.
More thunderstorms are possible Friday and Saturday across the north state, but no fire alerts have been issued yet for the weekend. Highs will continue to be in the mid-80s, with lows in the mid-50s through Sunday night.