Red flag warning remains in effect thru 8 PM Thursday for abundant lightning and dry fuels.
Thunderstorms: scattered thunderstorms producing only light rainfall amounts will be possible... transitioning to wet thunderstorms late Thursday afternoon.
Gusty and erratic winds are possible with thunderstorms over the Columbia Basin.
Lightning and dry fuels may result in new fire starts.
A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.