Extreme Heat Ahead For Your Extended Forecast

Sep 8, 2015 9:42 AM by Cort Klopping

Sunny skies, hotter temperatures, and very low humidity values are ahead for your Tuesday, and work week forecast. A ridge of high pressure building into the West Coast from the Pacific and a separate ridge building to the West from our Southeast will dominate the north state this week. That will leave the region with those hotter temperatures, and very dry conditions. Temperatures are starting out in the high 50's to low 60's in the valley this morning, and in the high 30's to high 40's in the mountains this morning. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the 97 to 101 degree range for the valley this afternoon, and in the 89 to 97 degree range for the mountains. Lower elevations will have humidity values falling to around or below 10 percent. The very hot temperatures and dry conditions will result in moderate to high fire danger over the next several days.

Temperatures will continue to climb through Friday, when the entire valley is expected to surpass the century mark. Temperatures will then drop by a few degrees this weekend, and some clouds will return to the region. The potential for mountain thunderstorms will also be ahead for this weekend. Thunderstorms will cause a significant increase in fire danger for higher elevations following the extremely dry week. I hope everyone stays safe in the heat over the next several days, and has a great Tuesday!


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