High Fire Danger & Poor Air Quality Ahead For Your Thursday

Jul 30, 2015 10:32 AM by Cort Klopping

Extreme heat, very low humidity values, and North winds will continue to leave the north state under high fire danger in your Thursday forecast. Air quality is being impacted by several fires burning across the region this morning, and that could cause serious health impacts for residents. Extreme heat could also have major health impacts today, so please avoid exerting yourself outside if you're able to. Temperatures are starting out in the low 70's for the valley, and in the high 40's to high 50's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures will be the hottest of the week, with 105 to 112 degrees projected for the valley, and mid 90's to around 105 degrees in the mountains. Winds will continue to be out of the North to 10mph for most of the day, but will shift to become out of the South by tonight. Humidity values will be dropping to around 10 percent.

Temperatures will start to slowly drop on Friday, but above average temperatures are still projected through the weekend. Monsoonal moisture heading up from the South will give the higher elevations a chance for thunderstorms, which could spark more fires on Friday, and Saturday. Weekend temperatures will be in the mid 90's to low triple digits for the valley, and high 80's to mid 90's in the mountains. Slightly cooler conditions will return for the start of next week. I hope everyone is able to stay out of the extreme heat, and poor air quality today, and has a great Thursday!


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