The red-flag warnings have expired, but now a freeze warning has been issued in parts of the Bay Area tonight through Thursday morning.
The mixture of high temperatures in the Bay Area and smoke from the Kincade Fire are expected to produce poor air quality across the region.
A wildfire in Sonoma County that has 2,000 people under evacuation orders started near where Pacific Gas & Electric shut down power amid dangerous weather conditions, the utility giant said Thursday.
Several fire agencies are remaining at the scene of a vegetation fire in Santa Rosa that broke out at Annadel State Park on Thursday morning.
A Spare the Air alert issued for Thursday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District will extend to Friday as smoke from the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County is expected to impact the region.
Residents in parts of the North Bay and the Sierra Foothills are without electricity for a second round of PG&E power shutoffs amid forecasts of dry, hot and windy weather conditions that pose elevated risks for wildfires.
A Red Flag fire danger warning has been issued for Contra Costa County from Wednesday to Thursday afternoons.
Three confirmed tornadoes hit North Texas on Sunday night, with the strongest being an EF-3 that struck North Dallas.
There are light-to-moderate northeast winds with poor humidity forecasted on Monday and Tuesday followed by moderate-to-strong winds on Wednesday and Thursday.
The warning comes a little more than a week after a destructive fire broke out on the edge of Los Angeles, destroying at least 17 structures and damaging dozens more.
Coastal seas are expected to run from 8 feet to 12 feet during the day Thursday, building from 10 feet to 13 feet Friday. Breaking waves at beaches are expected to crest from between 15 feet to 20 feet, according to National Weather Service officials.
PG&E continued it's ongoing effort to restore power to all customers impacted by the unprecedented blackout.
PG&E said the delayed outages began in the East Bay, South Bay and Santa Cruz County just after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night. The process is expected to continue through midnight.
The planned PG&E power outage has everyone coming up with contingency plans, including Cal Fire.
The planned power shutdowns have everyone coming up with contingency plans, including Cal Fire. Ann Rubin reports.
"... shutdowns are an extreme and a temporary safety tactic, they are not a safety stragety," said Sen. Jerry Hill (D) of San Mateo.
A Red Flag warning has been issued for the Bay Area as high winds and low humidity are expected Wednesday into Thursday.
Survivors of the North Bay firestorm in 2017 say Wednesday's Red Flag threat and widespread power shutdown add another layer to their trauma.
Two major tunnels on state highways in the San Francisco Bay Area remain open early Wednesday morning after Caltrans officials initially warned they might close due to the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff.
Most of the Bay Area along with other Northern counties are bracing for widespread outages after Pacific Gas and Electric warned of power shutoffs as weather conditions intensify.