Strong Winds Elevating Fire Danger In Your Thursday Forecast

Aug 13, 2015 11:15 AM by Cort Klopping

Sunny skies, low humidity values, and stronger winds are ahead for your Thursday forecast. A Red Flag Warning is ahead for parts of the Northern Sierra and Southern Cascades as wind gusts up to 30mph are expected out of the Southeast. Sustained winds in that region will be up to around 15mph. Winds in the valley will be out of the Southeast to around 10 to 15mph throughout the day. Winds will also be up to around 15mph out of the Southeast to 15mph for the Northern Mountains. The winds should keep the majority of the smoke from spreading into the valley today, but air quality will still be impacted.

Temperatures are starting out in the low to mid 60's for the valley and in the mid 40's to low 50's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are not expected to change much compared to Wednesday. Valley temperatures will climb into the low to mid 90's, and the mountains will range from around 82 to 89 degrees.

There will be a slight chance of showers tracking through the Northern Mountains tonight, as the low pressure off of the California coast starts to track into the Pacific Northwest. As the low continues to progress away from the north state high pressure will strengthen across the region. Temperatures will climb into the triple digits for the valley, and dry weather keep a tight grip on the north state over the next several days. I hope everyone enjoys the last day of below average temperatures, and has a great Thursday!


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