Oct 20, 2015 10:18 AM by Cort Klopping
Sunny skies, warmer temperatures, stronger winds, and very low humidity values are ahead for the north state today. Those conditions will combine to leave the region under elevated fire danger over the next couple of days. Temperatures have dipped into the mid 50's to low 60's in the valley, and into the low 30's to low 50's in the higher elevations. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the low to mid 80's for the valley, and mid 60's to high 70's in the mountains. Winds will be between 10 to 20mph out of the North for the valley, with gusts up to 30mph. Mountain areas will have winds up to around 15mph out of the North. Humidity values will be much lower this afternoon, with many valley areas falling to around 15 percent this afternoon.
There will not be much change ahead for your Wednesday, but winds are not expected to be quite as strong as this afternoon. Temperatures will be at or just above average through the upcoming week, and skies will continue to be mostly sunny. Clouds will increase this weekend, and the region could have the potential for wet weather arriving as early as Sunday afternoon. I hope everyone stays safe with the elevated fire danger ahead for today, and has a great Tuesday!