Extreme Heat & High Fire Danger Ahead For Your Thursday

Jun 25, 2015 10:35 AM by Cort Klopping

Extreme heat, and very low humidity values will be a big issue in your Thursday forecast. Temperatures have only dipped into the high 60's to mid 70's overnight in the valley, and into the high 40's to low 60's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures will be much hotter than what we've seen so far this week. Valley locations will climb into the 104 to 111 degree range later today, and mountain areas can expect to climb into the high 90's to around 106 degrees this afternoon. Winds will be out of the North up to 10mph, and humidity values will plummet to between 5 to 15 percent. The hot, and dry conditions will drive high fire danger over the next few days.

Temperatures will be hotter on Friday, and the potential for thunderstorms will return to the mountains. There will not be much moisture associated with thunderstorms for Friday, and Saturday, and that gives the region the potential for dry lightning. Dry lightning could very likely spark fires over the next few days. Temperatures will have a slight dip this weekend, but will stay well above average for this time of year. Valley areas will be in the 95 to 104 degree range on Saturday, and Sunday. Widespread triple digit heat returns to the region on Monday, with valley locations climbing into the 102 to 109 degree range. Please make sure to stay safe in the heat. Sensitive groups will be more impacted by the heat. Seniors, young children, people with health issues, and pets are the most at risk. Make sure you stay hydrated, wear light clothing, and stay indoors when possible. I hope everyone stays safe in the heat, and has a great Thursday!


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