Aug 26, 2014 10:00 AM by Cort Klopping
There is good news, and bad news in your Tuesday morning Firecast. The good news is that the threat of thunderstorms has moved off to the East, and that will allow the chance for lightning sparked fires to dissipate for the north state. Winds will also not play as big of a factor in your Tuesday forecast, and are projected to be much lighter than the past few days. That will limit the rate of how quickly active fires can spread.
However, hotter temperatures, and lower humidity values will result in moderate to high fire danger over the next few days. Temperatures will be in the 92 to 99 degree range this afternoon, and will climb into the mid 90's to triple digits over the next 2 days. The absence of the trough that brought in Monday's moisture, and the arrival of a ridge off the coast will drop humidity values down to around 30% over that time frame.
Cooler temperatures, and more moisture will return for the weekend, and will have some positive impacts on the north state's fire danger.
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