Thunderstorms Drive Fire Danger In Your Weekend Forecast

Aug 2, 2015 2:01 AM by Cort Klopping

High fire danger has continued across the north state today. Temperatures continued to be hot, with valley areas topping out between 92 to 102 degrees this afternoon, and mountain areas climbing into the low 90's to around 103 degrees. Humidity values have dropped to around 25 percent in the valley, and only slightly higher in the mountains. The threat of stronger winds, and thunderstorms will continue to leave fire danger elevated in the mountains. A Red Flag Warning will stay in place in the Northern Mountains until 9pm tonight, and a Fire Weather Watch will continue for tomorrow. Winds have mostly been up to around 10mph out of the South, but some areas have had gusts up to around 22mph.

The threat of thunderstorms will continue in the mountains on Sunday, but will start to diminish towards the afternoon. By Sunday night most of the active weather is expected to shift off to our East. Temperatures are expected to cool down over the next couple of days, as an area of low pressure begins to dominate the region. Valley areas will only be in the low to mid 90's by Tuesday. I hope everyone is being careful with the high fire danger in the region, and is having a wonderful weekend!


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