The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Mother Lode, the Stanislaus National Forest and the Northern San Joaquin Valley from 10 PM this evening through 8 AM Wednesday.
Additionally, a Wind Advisory has been issued for both the Mother Lode and the Sierra Nevada starting at midnight tonight and through 6 PM Tuesday.
Strong high pressure will continue to bring hot and dry conditions across Northern and Central California today. Locally gusty wind will develop this afternoon, becoming widespread tonight and continuing through early Wednesday. Expect winds of 15 to 30 mph in the foothills and the mountains with gusts ranging from 40 to 50 mph. In the Central Valley, winds of 10 to 25 mph are likely with gusts up to 40 mph. The gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
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