The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning in effect from noon Wednesday to 10 a.m. Saturday.

Thunderstorms with abundant lightning are likely across the region the next few days, according to a press release.

A low pressure system offshore will bring several rounds of thunderstorms to the area. Scattered storms are likely Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and evenings. These storms are following an extended period of hot and dry weather.

More widespread showers and storms are expected Saturday, but this activity will be accompanied by abundant rainfall.

Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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