High risk of fire in Valley foothills on Thursday

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- If you live in the Sierra Nevada or its foothills, keep an eye on the news.

You are facing a greater risk of fires on Thursday.

ABC30 meteorologist Madeline Evans says there is a chance of storms over the Sierra Nevada, which could be dangerous.

She is expecting lightning, wind, and little rain - a combination that could lead to the sparking of flames that would spread quickly because of how dry it is.

In fact, CAL FIRE has already issued a Red Flag Warning in northern California due to potential dry lightning and low humidity.

The agency is warning residents there to remain alert and be ready to evacuate immediately.
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