Dry thunderstorms, potential lightning strikes increase chance for fires

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The National Weather Service issued a lightning advisory for overnight Monday into Tuesday.

There is a 15% chance of lightning with a chance of dry thunderstorms, which could lead to an increase in the chance for a grass fire ignition or fire spread.

There have been over 100 wildland fires in the state since the start of the month.

Lightning late Monday night was detected near the 1-2 Fire in eastern San Joaquin County, which ignited at about 5:30 p.m. and had burned 215 acres as of Monday evening. Cal Fire was navigating the storm to move air assets into the area.

Thunderstorms are forecast to move north throughout the day and exit the North Bay by the end of Tuesday.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.