Jul 28, 2015 10:22 AM by Cort Klopping
Hotter temperatures, strong winds, and very dry conditions are driving high fire danger across the north state. Temperatures are starting out in the high 60's to high 70's in the valley, and in the low 40's to low 50's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures will climb into the 100 to 106 degree range for the valley, and the mid 80's to high 90's in the mountains. Winds will be strong again today, with sustained winds at around 15mph out of the North, and gusts to 25mph in the valley. Some mountain areas could have gusts to around 30mph out of the Northeast. Humidity values will fall to around 10 percent this afternoon. Fire danger will continue to be a big concern through the upcoming weekend.
Temperatures will continue to climb through Thursday, and peak in the 106 to 110 degree range in the valley. Monsoonal moisture from the South could bring the chance for thunderstorms back to the region lat this week, with the best chance resting in the mountains. The chance for lightning sparked fires will be a big concern late in the week. I hope everyone stays safe in the extreme head ahead for the north state, and takes extra precaution with the high fire danger expected over the next several days.