Jul 30, 2014 9:27 PM by Kris Kuyper
Hot yet again across the North State, with Valley highs ranging from 101 to 106 on Wednesday. High temperatures in the Valley should hover close to 100 through the weekend as high pressure is showing little signs of strengthening... but little sign of weakening, either.
Thunderstorms developed in the afternoon in the mountains, especially in the Sierra Nevada. Lightning from these thunderstorms sparked a few small fires in Plumas County, and the heavy rain from one of them prompted a flash flood warning to be issued for the west shore of Lake Almanor Wednesday afternoon for some water flowing over Hwy 89. These storms will dissipate after sunset, but reform again Thursday afternoon... but to a lesser degree. The upper level winds will begin to blow from the west, and that will begin to push this moisture eastward tomorrow. By Friday, enough moisture will have been blown eastward that the thunderstorm threat for the mountains will be done for a few days, but could return again next week.