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Creek Fire smoke to increase haze in Carson Valley

A gray cloud rises on the horizon from the Creek Fire burning southwest of Yosemite National Park.
Kurt Hildebrand

Most of Northern California is under a red flag warning for critical fire danger through Saturday morning, with parts of the Bay Area under a heat advisory.

Inland temperatures are expected to hit the upper 100s today with 80s and 90s along the coast.

Northeast winds that are bringing mild weather to Carson Valley are expected to contribute to increased fire danger throughout the northern part of the Golden Statement.

Smoke from the Creek Fire burning southwest of Yosemite National Park could be seen cresting the Sierra south of Carson Valley on Friday morning, but isn’t expected to pose a serious issues in Douglas County.

As of 11 a.m., air quality in the Gardnerville Ranchos was in the good range, along with most of the region east of the Sierra crest.

Those north winds are expected to bring cooler overnight temperatures, with the low forecast to hit 33 degrees early Saturday morning.

Saturday will warm up quickly, and is forecast for a high temperatures of 82 degrees.

Warmer than average temperatures and dry conditions are expected into next week.