Jul 1, 2015 10:18 AM by Cort Klopping
The hottest afternoon of 2015 is expected in your Wednesday forecast. The National Weather Service of Sacramento is issuing an Excessive Heat Warning for the valley from 2pm this afternoon through Friday morning. Mountain areas have a Heat Advisory during that same time period. Temperatures are starting out in the mid 70's for the valley this morning, and mountain areas have dipped into the mid 50's to mid 60's overnight. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the 110 to 115 degree range in the valley, and into the 97 to 107 degree range for the mountains. Winds will be out of the Southwest to 10mph.
Thursday will only be modestly cooler than Wednesday, and there will be a chance for active conditions returning to the region. The potential for thunderstorms will return to the mountains on Thursday afternoon, and there will be a slight chance for sprinkles/thunderstorms in the valley. The potential for active weather will linger in the mountains through Saturday. Fire danger will increase with the added threat of thunderstorms through the weekend. Temperatures will start to cool down for your 4th of July weekend, and will only be climbing into the mid 90's to low triple digits in the valley for your 4th. Mid to high 90's will extend from Sunday through the start of next week for the lower elevations.
Please make sure that you take precautions with the extreme heat ahead for this afternoon. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids, wear light and loose fitting clothing, and do your best not to over exert yourself in the heat. I hope everyone finds a good way to beat the heat today, and has a wonderful Wednesday!