Red flag warning issued though Monday for the hills, Diablo Range

An initial fire weather watch has grown to a redflag warning for parts of the Bay Area this weekend, as dry, gusty conditions are expected in areas with high fire danger, the National Weather Service announced Saturday. 

The warning is for the North Bay Hills, East Bay Hills and the Diablo Range and it’s in effect from Midnight Saturday to noon Monday. 

The weather service cautions residents to be aware of some basic wildfire safety, such as properly discarding cigarettes, keeping vehicles off of dry grass and always be sure to evacuate if ordered to do so.