Fire Danger Increasing Today

Aug 6, 2014 9:33 AM by Cort Klopping

Below average temperatures, light winds, and high humidity will continue to help the fire conditions around the north state today, but the chance for thunderstorms will leave the region with an increase in the threat of new fires this afternoon.

Temperatures will continue to trend below average, with valley locations climbing back in to the mid 80's to low 90's. The Northern Sierra will have mid 70's to low 80's, while the Northern Mountains will be in the mid 80's to mid 90's.

There will be a lingering chance of scattered showers for the mid valley this morning, but any precipitation hitting the ground is expected to be light. The chance for scattered showers will continue in the mountains today, and there will be an increased risk of thunderstorms this afternoon, and tomorrow. Any thunderstorms that develop will cause concern for lightning sparked fires in remote areas.


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