ABC7 News Meteorologist Drew Tuma explains winds affecting Valley Fire

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- The air quality has been downgraded to poor in Lake County due to the fast-moving Valley Fire. Meteorologist Drew Tuma says the smoke and the ash combination is trending towards that poor and unhealthy air over the fire.

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One of the reasons why crews are having such a hard time containing the fire is because of the chaotic winds. According to Drew, it's such a big fire that it's actually acting as its own weather system and creating its own winds.

There is some encouraging news, however. There are some chances for rainfall mid-week.

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