Cooler Weather This Weekend

A bit of relief from the heat this weekend as temperatures should drop to near normal for this time of year. Very warm again next week though!

Posted: Sep 20, 2018 9:11 PM

Critical fire danger is prompting a Red Flag Warning to continue across Northern California today. The biggest concerns for fire danger will be very low humidity, gusty North winds, and hotter temperatures ahead for today. Humidity has not recovered well overnight, and is mostly below 35 percent in the valley for the start of the day. Humidity is expected to dip into the 5 to 15 percent range this afternoon, which could result in new fires being started very easily. Temperatures have stayed slightly warmer overnight, with valley areas dipping into the high 50's to mid 60's, and mountain areas dropping into the 30's to 40's overnight. Winds are already strong for the start of your Thursday. Winds are expected to pick up out of the North to around 20mph this afternoon, with gusts up to around 30mph. Stronger winds could result in the enhanced spread of fires in our region. Temperatures are projected to top out in the mid 90's for the majority of the valley today and in the 70's to mid 80's in the mountains this afternoon. The Red Flag Warning is set to stay in place for the valley and foothills through 7pm tonight.

Slightly cooler temperatures, lighter winds, and higher humidity will help fire danger dip back into the moderate to high range on Friday. Temperatures are expected to be around 2 to 3 degrees cooler than Thursday afternoon. Valley areas will end up in the high 80's to low 90's from Friday then drop into the mid to upper 80's for the weekend. This weekend even has a few mountain showers in the forecast, it won't be much but we'll also have some clouds in the valley and slightly cooler temperatures. By Sunday the winds will pick up again and it will be warm and dry as we head into next week.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 264681

Reported Deaths: 6373
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1150243487
Riverside19450479
Orange16854366
San Diego16726387
San Bernardino14922269
Imperial7039114
Alameda6855140
Fresno611077
Santa Clara5273161
Kern524582
Tulare4627136
San Joaquin447455
Sacramento423669
San Francisco377650
Contra Costa366281
San Mateo3536108
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Marin271921
Stanislaus266045
Kings263432
Monterey206415
Solano147625
Sonoma135911
Merced127211
Placer87711
San Luis Obispo7012
Yolo67726
Madera5785
Santa Cruz4573
Napa3764
San Benito2732
Sutter2523
Lassen2420
El Dorado2260
Butte2063
Shasta1545
Humboldt1444
Nevada1291
Glenn1220
Yuba1061
Tehama881
Lake871
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Del Norte581
Calaveras530
Mono451
Tuolumne430
Inyo331
Amador310
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 70°
Oroville
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 69°
Paradise
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 70°
Chester
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 50°
Red Bluff
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 73°
Willows
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 70°
We began the new week with plenty of sunshine and heat around northern California, but more heat, more wind and more potential fire danger are ahead for our area.
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