Worries about dry lightning and the potential for more devastating wildfires lowered over the Bay Area Wednesday, reinforcing the fear that has already engulfed the southwest United States amid the midst of a terrible blazing season.

Late Thursday afternoon into Thursday, parts of the Bay Area and Central Coast face a slight possibility of thunderstorms.

Rainfall will fall, but the hot and dry conditions in the Bay Area typical for late summer and early fall frequently prevent raindrops from reaching the surface, Diaz said.

Friday and the weekend are expected to see a bit of cooler weather.

The dangerous flash conditions prompted the weather service to send out a fire weather watch on Wednesday morning from 5pm on Thursday until 11am on Friday.

San Francisco Bay

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Dixie Fire

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California wildfires

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