Thunderstorms Tapering Off In Your Friday Forecast

Aug 7, 2015 10:51 AM by Cort Klopping

Scattered mountain showers and thunderstorms are continuing across the Northern Sierra this morning. There is a Red Flag Warning in place in that region until 11am due to the potential for more lightning sparked fires passing through the area. Most of the thunderstorms have been on the Eastern sloped of the Sierra, with the most active conditions tracking through Western Nevada. Smoke will limit visibility and air quality in many parts of the north state again today, especially in the North Valley, and the Northern Mountains. Skies will slowly clear out towards the afternoon, but the potential for thunderstorms will linger in the higher elevations through the latter part of your Friday. Skies will then clear out tonight, and mild conditions will take hold of the region for the weekend.

Temperatures are starting out in the high 60's to mid 70's in the valley this morning, and in the low 50's to low 60's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the low to mid 90's for the valley, and into the high 70's to low 90's for the mountains. There will not be much of a change for temperatures for this weekend, but they will stay at or below average. A more significant cooling trend will arrive next week, and the potential for active weather will return to the mountains by Tuesday evening. I hope everyone stays safe with the fires burning across the north state, has a fantastic Friday, and a wonderful weekend!


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