Sep 9, 2015 9:55 AM by Cort Klopping
Sunny skies, hotter temperatures, and very low humidity values are ahead for the north state over the next few days. The very hot and dry conditions will result in elevated fire danger through the upcoming weekend. Temperatures are starting out in the low to mid 60's for the valley this morning, and low 40's to low 50's in the higher elevations. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the high 90's to around 104 degrees in the valley, and into the 90 to 97 degree range in the mountains. Winds for the valley will be out of the Northwest to 10mph, and out of the East to 10mph in the mountains. Humidity values will fall to 5 to 15 percent in the valley, and will only be slightly higher in the mountains. The hot and dry conditions are the result of high pressure dominating the West Coast over the next several days.
The heat is expected to peak on Friday, with a very modest drop in temperatures ahead for the weekend. Partly cloudy skies will return to the region on Saturday, and the potential for thunderstorms will arrive in the higher elevations Saturday through Monday. The best potential for that active weather will be just South of the north state in the Sierra. Valley areas will be in the mid to high 90's on Sunday, and will fall into the high 80's to low 90's by Tuesday. Dry conditions will more than likely continue across our region through the middle of next week. I hope everyone has found a good way to beat the heat through the end of this week, and has a wonderful Wednesday!
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