Today's Firecast

Aug 4, 2014 9:14 AM by Cort Klopping

Cooler temperatures, showers, and the chance for thunderstorms will all play a factor in the fire danger in the north state for your Monday. Temperatures will only climb into the mid 80's to low 90's across the entire region, and even cooler temperatures are expected for your Tuesday. Fire danger will continue to be high over the next several days.

More moisture being drawn in from a trough of low pressure that will bring the region the chance for showers, and thunderstorms today. The best potential for active weather will rest in the Northern Sierra, but will also spread into the valley, and Northern Mountains. The chance for active weather conditions will continue into your Tuesday evening forecast, before subsiding midweek. Those thunderstorms pose the threat of sparking more fires in the higher elevations, and we will continue to monitor those conditions closely over the next 48 hours.

Winds will also be a big factor in your fire weather watch over the next couple of days. Valley areas will have winds up to 10mph out of the South, and the mountains will have 15mph winds out of the Southwest.


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