Aug 18, 2015 10:24 AM by Cort Klopping
Another very hot, and dry day is ahead for the north state. Temperatures are starting out in the mid to high 60's in the valley, and in the mid 40's to high 50's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the 100 to 108 degree range for the valley, and into the 93 to 101 degree range for the mountains. Winds will be light this morning, but will be up to 10mph out of the Southeast this afternoon. The shift in the winds should help to limit impacts on air quality for the valley late in the day. Humidity values will drop to around 10 percent this afternoon. The low humidity values mixed with the hot temperatures will continue to leave the region under the elevated risk of fires.
Temperatures will continue to cool over the next several days. Valley areas will climb into the mid 90's to low triple digits on Wednesday, and will then fall into the 91 to 98 degree range by Friday. Smokey skies will continue to be an issue for the north state over the next several mornings. Unfortunately, there does not look to be any chance of precipitation in site through your extended forecast. I hope everyone finds a good way to beat the heat this afternoon, and has a great Tuesday!
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