Eureka’s National Weather Service office has issued a Red Flag Warning for Trinity and Siskiyou Counties this afternoon as scattered thunderstorms will be possible between now and 10 p.m.

“An upper disturbance, coupled with increased instability and moisture will lead to scattered thunderstorms across portions of Trinity and Siskiyou counties this afternoon and evening,” the NWS stated. “Lightning strikes are possible outside of storm cores. Given the dry vegetation, wildfire development potential will be enhanced.”

In other fire-related news, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest Service reports that smoke from the Gold and July Lightning Complex Fires currently burning in Northeast California will be drifting westward into Humboldt and Trinity Counties today.

“It’s important to note that exposure to air pollutants in wildfire smoke can irritate the lungs, cause inflammation, alter immune function, and increase susceptibility to respiratory infections,” the NFS wrote on social media today.

The latest air-quality conditions are available at airnow.gov.

A current map of Northern California’s smoke conditions.