Jul 31, 2015 10:20 AM by Cort Klopping
The heat continues in your Friday forecast, but monsoonal moisture tracking North into our region will present some changes on the way. Clouds are expected to increase throughout the north state, and the potential for mountain thunderstorms will result in an elevated risk of fire danger for higher elevations. Humidity values will continue to be low for the afternoon, but not as low as most of this week. Temperatures have only dropped into the low to mid 70's in the valley overnight, and into the low 50's to low 60's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures will be between 99 to 109 degrees in the valley, and in the low 90's to low triple digits in higher elevations. The heat, and low humidity will continue to result in elevated fire danger this afternoon. Winds will be out of the South and East up to around 10mph.
The threat of scattered mountain thunderstorms will continue through Monday, and temperatures will slowly drop through the beginning of next week. High temperatures will be in the mid 90's to low triple digits for the valley this weekend, and 90's across the board for the valley next week. I hope everyone is able to deal with the heat over the next few days, is careful with the high fire danger continuing, and has a wonderful weekend!