Jun 26, 2015 10:29 AM by Cort Klopping
Even hotter temperatures, and the potential for mountain thunderstorms are ahead for your Friday forecast. Temperatures are starting out in the mid 70's for most of the valley, and mountain areas have only dipped into the low 50's to mid 60's. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the 105 to 111 degree range for the valley, and into the 96 to 107 degree range in the mountains. Moisture heading up from the South will leave unstable conditions ahead for the mountains this afternoon, and thunderstorms look very possible. Without an abundance of moisture, dry lightning will be a big concern for fire danger in the mountains later today. A Red Flag Warning (http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php...) Will be in place from 2pm this afternoon through midnight on Saturday in the Sierra, and Cascades. Winds will be out of the South up to around 10mph.
Temperatures will be a little cooler this weekend, but will stay at or above average for the time of year. Valley areas will fall into the 93 to 100 degree range on Sunday. Afternoon thunderstorms will be possible in the mountains through the middle of next week. Temperatures will rebound back into the triple digits for the entire valley on Monday, and will top out in the 106 to 108 degree range by Tuesday. Even hotter temperatures will be ahead towards the end of next week. I hope everyone stays hydrated, and safe with the extreme heat on the way, and makes sure be careful with the elevated fire danger. Have a fantastic Friday, and a wonderful weekend.