Jul 29, 2015 9:25 AM by Cort Klopping
Hotter temperatures, sunny skies, and low humidity values will continue to drive high fire danger across the north state in your Wednesday forecast. Valley areas are starting out in the high 60's to low 80's this morning, and mountain areas are in the mid 40's to mid 50's. Afternoon high temperatures will climb into the 104 to 108 degree range for the valley, and into the low 90's to around 102 degrees for the mountains. Winds will not be as strong as yesterday. Valley winds will be up to around 15mph out of the Northwest, and mountain winds will be up to around 10mph out of the East.
Hot, and dry conditions will continue to leave the region under high fire danger through the end of the week. The hottest temperatures of the week are expected for Thursday, but above average highs will be ahead through the weekend. Monsoonal moisture heading up from the South will bring the region, and especially the mountains, an increasing chance of thunderstorms towards the end of the week. Those thunderstorms could produce dry lightning, and that will ramp up the threat of lightning sparked fires developing in remote areas. I hope everyone stays safe in the heat, and has a wonderful Wednesday!
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