Weather service Bay Area
meteorologist Brayden Murdock told SFGATE that it's still a bit "far out to say exactly" what will take place next week, but moisture will likely arrive to the Los Angeles area before coming up north.
"We're settled into another pattern where we have this moisture, it's coming up from the south," he told SFGATE.
Murdock added that there will be some divergence in models from last week's event when it arrives to central and northern California.
It's not anticipated to be another lightning event akin to the one in August 2020,
which produced hundreds of wildfires.
But as fires begin to intensify amid peak fire season, including the thunderstorm-induced Tamarack Fire,
it's worth staying prepared in the chance that something does go awry, Murdock said.
"It's been a dry year and luckily we haven't had the set up of what we've had last year," he said, "but we're not out of the woods yet."