The combination of heavy rains and wind can create hazardous conditions.
Winds reached 40-50 mph Monday night and Tuesday morning, with stronger gusts in the hills.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing a spare the air alert for Saturday because of pollution from wood burning, hitting a new record with 50 alerts in 2020.
The combination of strong winds, low humidity, and dry vegetation makes for extremely dangerous conditions, city officials said.
The Park District will close 11 local parks from Sunday through Monday due to high winds and wildfire danger.
Crowds often gather in the popular turnouts and some people are setting off firecrackers.
A red flag warning has been issued for the Berkeley Hills and several other Bay Area regions from 1 p.m. Thursday to Saturday at 6 a.m.
A red flag warning is in effect from Saturday night through Monday morning. Review evacuation routes, park off-street, pack a go-bag and sign up for emergency alerts.
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The concerns are at an all-time high during a historically destructive fire season.
Experts say hazy skies and poor air quality will continue if slow winds are unable to disperse the smoke and ash coming from dozens of wildfires.
Smoke from multiple Northern California wildfires is mixing with the marine layer in the Bay Area, creating thick smog and blocking the sun. An air quality advisory is in effect in Alameda County.