The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Red Flag Warning for thunderstorms, which is in effect from 1 AM Tuesday 7/20/21 to 11 AM PDT Wednesday 7/21/21.
* Affected Area: Pend Orielle, Spokane, and Stevens Counties in effect from 0100 on Tuesday through 1100 on Wednesday
* Thunderstorms: Scattered thunderstorms late tonight and Tuesday morning. A second lightning event with scattered thunderstorms late Tuesday Night and Wednesday morning. Brief rain expected with thunderstorms.
* Outflow Winds: Gusty outflow winds are possible near thunderstorms.
* Impacts: Thunderstorms containing only light rain amounts may lead to several new fire starts. Breezy winds may lead to fire spread of any new or existing fires especially on Wednesday.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now....or will shortly. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.