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Red Flag Warning for East Bay Hills Continues Through Thursday

Warm weather, high winds and low humidity combine to create a fire hazard this week.

National Weather Service map showing areas of high fire danger, Jan. 14, 2014.
National Weather Service map showing areas of high fire danger, Jan. 14, 2014.
By Bay City News Service

With warm temperatures forecast for the Bay Area the National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning in the North Bay and East Bay hills due to high winds and dry conditions that pose as fire hazards.

The red-flag warning began 10 p.m. Monday and is in effect until 8 a.m. Thursday, weather service officials said. Gusts are expected to reach up to 40 mph at high elevations, officials said.

Humidity levels can reach between 10 to 20 percent at night and drop down between five to 10 percent during the day, according to weather officials.

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