Sep 10, 2015 9:39 AM by Cort Klopping
Much hotter temperatures, and very low humidity values will continue to drive elevated fire danger in your late week forecast. High pressure centered between Oregon and Northern California will be the dominant factor in your forecast for the next couple of days. Valley areas are starting out in the mid to high 60's this morning, while mountain areas are starting out in the low 40's to low 50's. Afternoon high temperatures are projected into the 103 to 106 degree range in the valley, while mountain areas will end between 93 to 100 degrees later today. Winds for the valley will be out of the Northwest to around 10mph. Winds will be light for the mountains. Humidity values will drop to between 5 to 15 percent this afternoon. The very hot and very dry conditions will continue to leave the north state under an elevated risk of fires, so please be careful.
Temperatures will be even hotter on Friday afternoon, with most locations expected to see an increase of 2 to 3 degrees compared to this afternoon. Humidity values will stay extremely low on Friday, and elevated fire danger will continue over the next couple of days. Temperatures will start to fall on Saturday as high pressure moves off to the East of California. There will be the potential for thunderstorms in the Sierra and Cascade mountain ranges from Saturday afternoon through Monday afternoon. The potential for thunderstorms is cause for concern after the hot and dry conditions the north state has had over the last several days. Temperatures will then cool into the high 80's to low 90's for the valley on Tuesday, with below average temperatures, and the potential for wet weather returning from the middle to latter part of next week. I hope everyone stays safe with the much hotter temperatures on the way over the next couple of days, and has a great Thursday!
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