Jun 30, 2015 10:51 AM by Cort Klopping
Extremely hot temperatures, and very dry conditions are ahead for the region over the next few days. An Excessive Heat Watch is being issued by the National Weather Service in Sacramento from Wednesday afternoon through Friday morning. Temperatures are starting out in the high 60's to low 70's in the valley, and in the high 40's to low 60's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the 106 to 111 degree range in the valley this afternoon, and into the 94 to 106 degree range in the higher elevations. Winds will be out of the North to 10mph, and humidity values will stay very low. The high heat, and dry conditions will leave the region with high fire danger for the next few days.
Even hotter temperatures are ahead for Wednesday, with valley high temperatures projected to climb into the 109 to 115 degree range. Wednesday is projected to be the hottest day so far this year, and Thursday won't be too far behind. Temperatures will dip into the mid 90's to low triple digits for the valley just in time for the 4th of July weekend. I hope everyone stays safe in the severe heat, and has a great Tuesday!