A complex weather pattern will continue to impact the region today through Tuesday. Low pressure lingering just offshore will slowly wobble northeast during this time, bringing very dry and windy conditions to some areas west of the Cascades. At the same time, scattered thunderstorms are expected from the Cascades eastward. All of these elements will result in prime conditions for the rapid spread of any new or existing fires. While it’s important to avoid anything that causes a spark during all of fire season, it’s especially important over the next few days. Do your part and be a responsible citizen.