Jun 19, 2015 10:31 AM by Cort Klopping
Above average temperatures, and dry conditions will continue to leave the region under elevated fire danger in your Friday forecast. The good news is that in increasing onshore flow, and influence from the Delta Breeze are leaving the north state with cooler temperatures today. Valley areas started out in the low to mid 60's, while mountain areas dropped into the low 40's to low 50's overnight. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the mid to high 90's in the valley, and into the low 80's to low 90's in the higher elevations. Winds will stay between 10 to 15mph out of the South, and humidity values will drop to below 20 percent in most areas.
Hotter temperatures are ahead for Saturday, with high 90's to low triple digits expected across the valley. A cooling trend will arrive in the region on Sunday, and Monday's temperature are only projected to climb into the low to mid 90's in lower elevations. Heat will quickly return to the region towards the middle of next week, and moisture arriving from the South will leave the area with an increased threat of thunderstorms. If thunderstorms do make their way this far North there will be a threat of dry lightning. Fire danger will be a much bigger concern heading into the latter part of next week's forecast. I hope everyone has a fantastic Friday, a great Fathers Day, and a wonderful weekend!