Firefighters responded to several reports of lightning strikes across the Sierra Front on Monday, including a quarter-acre fire near Curtz Lake in Alpine County at 2:33 p.m. That fire was contained by 6 p.m. According to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch all fires were handled by crews onscene.
Monday’s storms brought inch-sized hail to Bridgeport between 3:55 p.m. and 4:05 p.m. on Tuesday along with brief heavy rainfall. There are no reports of major flooding from the storm, though those may still be in the pipeline.
Speaking of pipelines, we’re still looking at a flash flood watch for 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday. Heavy rain could result in rock slides near highways 4, 88, 89, 120, 203 and 395. The areas for greatest risk include urban areas and recent burn scars like the Bison fire in the Pine Nuts.
The forecast for today is for scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Some storms could produce heavy rain. Otherwise expect partly sunny skies with a high temperature near 95 with calm winds picking up out of the north at 5 mph this afternoon.