Jul 30, 2015 9:53 PM by Kris Kuyper
Mother Nature kept the heat on around the North State... but relief is on the way! We'll see near average temperatures by next week.
High pressure peaked today, and so did our temperatures in most areas... but not everywhere. A Delta Breeze made it's way into the southern half of the Sacramento Valley, and cooled us down about 5 degrees from yesterday. It didn't make it north of Corning, so Red Bluff and Redding sizzled this afternoon! Redding broke a record high with 114 today. That Delta Breeze should push further up the Valley over the next few days, offering even more relief. As high pressure breaks down, the combination of both will allow our temperatures to fall to near normal for early August by next week.
A bit of monsoon moisture sparked a few thunderstorms this afternoon in the mountains. A bigger surge is heading our way for tomorrow, which should spark more thunderstorm activity in the mountains... but not in the Valley. But everyone should see partly to mostly cloudy skies, which should even further aid in our cooling.
So, while it's been blazing hot recently... relief is on the way.
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