Aug 11, 2015 10:19 AM by Cort Klopping
Below average temperatures, gusty winds, and a slight chance for mountain thunderstorms are ahead for your Tuesday forecast. Clouds are starting to clear from Southeast to Northwest early this morning, but the chance for thunderstorms is still expected to return to the Northern Mountains late this afternoon. Winds will pick up throughout the day, and gusts to 20mph out of the Southeast look possible for the valley. Mountain areas will have gusts up to around 25mph out of the Southwest. The entire region will have sustained winds out of the South between 10 to 15mph. There will be a Red Flag Warning in place for the Northern Mountains from 11am until 8pm due to strong winds, and low humidity.
Temperatures have dipped into the mid 60's to low 70's overnight in the valley, and into the high 40's to low 60's in the mountains. High temperatures are projected to be in the high 80's to low 90's in the valley, and int the 80 to 89 degree range in the mountains.
Temperatures aren't expected to change much through the end of the week, but much hotter conditions are ahead for the weekend. The low pressure impacting the north state today is expected to track into the Pacific Northwest late week, and high pressure will build back out to the West. Temperatures in the valley will climb into the mid 90's to around 103 degrees. Smoke will continue to limit air quality through the end of the week. I hope everyone stays safe with the high fire danger/poor air quality, and has a great Tuesday!
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