Gusty winds will continue to rush through the valley and delta through late Friday afternoon, leaving a wind advisory and Red Flag Warning in effect most of the day.
A high pressure system over the Pacific Northwest will continue to bring breezy to strong winds into our region with speeds of 15 to 30 mph and gusts up to 45 mph. The strongest winds are expected over the Sacramento Valley and areas to the west.
The wind advisory will remain in effect until 5 p.m., when the winds will decrease in the afternoon and evening into Saturday.
The dry winds are helping keep humidity levels as low as 8 percent, creating dangerous fire conditions. With the combination of strong winds and low humidity, the Red Flag warning will remain in effect until 11 p.m. for the valley and delta regions.
As winds begin to die down, temperatures will begin to pick up, with Friday highs expected in the low 80s.
We will see a significant drop in both wind speeds, between 6 to 8 mph, and temperatures, with a low of 49.
Winds will continue to calm heading into the weekend, while temperatures will remain steady, peaking in the mid to low 80s.
Twigs, wind, limbs, and downed trees made a major mess for people waking up in Fairfield.
“It was kind of creepy,” said Debie Pain.
“Blew pretty hard last night,” said Shane Tyler.
A downed tree blocked a driveway and two cars on Second Street. The people who live inside the home didn’t hear the tree fall because they are deaf.
“I would hate to wake up and walk out and see something like that, especially if it fell on their car,” said Alma Hiteshew.
Winds as strong as 45 mph caused branches to hang from limbs, block sidewalks, and scatter debris all over the street and people’s yards.
“First thing I did was come out and check my truck, cause I’m right under that tree. (The tree) didn’t fall over here, but the neighbor just moved his van. He said two minutes later that tree was down,” said Pain.
The winds kept Solano Shade Tree Service busy as crews began cleaning up streets overnight.
“It’s just really crazy. Everything’s just splitting out, hitting cars and houses,” said Darrell Frost, of Solano Shade.
The tree service told CBS13 this is just one of many streets that they had to clean up here in Fairfield.