California Fire Volunteer
by: Danielle Dawson
Posted: Aug 22, 2023 / 08:20 AM PDT
Updated: Aug 22, 2023 / 10:44 PM PDT
SAN DIEGO — Yet another deluge was dropped on Southern California this year as Tropical Storm Hilary moved through the region over the weekend.
While the storm broke rainfall records for this time of year in some parts, experts say the rainfall might not have much impact on local wildfire risk moving into the peak of the season.
After Sunday’s downpour, Cal Fire officials said the potential for fires might ease slightly in the short-term as vegetation responds to the added moisture. But, they are still expecting wildfire season to proceed as normal moving into the state’s driest and most fire-prone months.