Lightning and rain in the Northwest, Red Flag Warning in five states
Thunderstorms were prevalent in the Northwest United States on Friday with many areas receiving rain ranging from a trace to about half an inch in some locations in Northwest California and Southwest Oregon.
Thunderstorms apparently affected the route of Air Tanker 911, a DC-10, as it ferried from Moses Lake, Washington to Sacramento McClellan Friday night, lengthening the planned 600-mile flight to 749 miles.
Some rain will continue on Saturday across Washington, Montana, and Northern Idaho.
The threat of thunderstorms, lightning, gusty winds, or dry fuels have triggered Red Flag Warnings across six states