May 12, 2016 11:11 AM by Cort Klopping
Sunny skies, well above average temperatures, and very dry conditions are ahead for the north state in your Thursday forecast. Temperatures are starting out in the mid 50's to low 60's in the valley, and in the mid 30's to mid 40's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the high 80's to low 90's in the valley, and into the mid 70's to mid 80's in the mountains. Winds are expected to be up to around 10mph out of the South. Humidity values are expected to dip into the teens this afternoon. Those dry conditions and above average temperatures will elevate fire danger across the region today.
There will not be much of a change in your Friday forecast, with only a minor drop in high temperatures expected. There will be a few clouds entering the north state Friday afternoon, but humidity values are not expected to rebound much. A very significant drop in temperatures is ahead for this weekend, and the potential for active weather will also return. Valley areas are expected to top out in the mid 70's to low 80's this weekend, and mountain areas will mostly be in the 60's to low 70's. There will be a decent potential for thunderstorms in the higher elevations, and a very slight chance for some wet or active weather to spill into the valley on Saturday. The chance for thunderstorms will leave areas of the north state under elevated fire danger through the weekend.
Skies will begin to clear out early next week,and temperatures will return to the mid 80's in the valley by Tuesday. I hope everyone finds a good way to beat the heat, and has a great Thursday!
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