Calif. expects cooler weather, could help contain fires
UPDATED 6:40 PM PT – Friday, November 6, 2020
California expects cooler weather over the weekend, which could help relieve wildfires across the state. On Friday, the National Weather Service said rain and some mountain snow is expected as a low-pressure system moves south along the Pacific.
A strong Pacific cold front will bring lower elevation rain, heavy mountain snow, and gusty winds to the western states through this weekend. Ahead of the front, dry winds will produce Critical fire weather threats from the eastern Sierra-Nevada mountains to the Plains. pic.twitter.com/3k3nJdND7R
— National Weather Service (@NWS) November 5, 2020
Recently, summer weather and dry conditions have fueled wildfires while more than 80 percent of California experiences a drought.
Cal-Fire has reported the ‘Blue Ridge’ and ‘Silverado’ fires, which collectively have burned nearly 30,000 acres, are now at over 93 percent containment.
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) November 6, 2020
#BlueRidgeFire Yorba Linda and Chino Hills area in Orange and San Bernardino Counties remains 13,694 acres and 98% contained. In Unified Command: @OCFA_PIO @cvifdhttps://t.co/gQMp5iK65E pic.twitter.com/j3cXuvwPKh
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) November 5, 2020
Both fires are expected to be fully contained by November 10th.