UPDATE: 14:00 The Fire Weather Watch for parts of Clark County has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning for the same parts of Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counites.
The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a bulletin for expected abundant Lightning along the Cascades and Foothills in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. This has caused them to issue a Fire Weather Watch for our area. Fire Weather Zone 660 (Eastern Clark County)
Weather conditions over the next few days, starting tonight at midnight through Thursday evening have a high chance of creating Dry Lightning Storms which could effect and increase the fire danger in our region.
Thunderstorms - should increase from the south overnight and continue through Thursday evening. They will be mainly dry to start with a potential for increased precipitation Wednesday night and Thursday.
Lightning - These storms have the potential to be prolific lightning producers.
Impacts - Increasingly dry forest fuels will be receptive to new fire starts due to lightning.