Elevated fire danger and unhealthy air quality are ahead for your Wednesday

Poor air quality and high fire danger are ahead for your Wednesday, but welcome changes are on the way in your forecast.

Posted: Aug 1, 2018 6:50 AM

Some modest, but welcome changes are ahead for Northern California for the end of the week. Temperatures are expected to continue to cool in your extended forecast, but will stay in the average to slightly above average range this afternoon. Smoke from the current wildfires across the region will continue to result in unhealthy air quality, and fire danger remains elevated. Temperatures have dipped into the 60's to low 70's in the valley this morning, and mountain areas are starting out in the 40's to 50's. Winds are mostly light and out of the North to start the day, but Southeast winds to 10mph are expected for your afternoon. Humidity will likely dip to as low as 15 percent later today, so conditions are still fairly dry. High temperatures are projected to climb into the 98 to 103 degree range in the valley, and into the mid 90's in most mountain locations. The hot temperatures, and low humidity will continue to drive fire danger into the high range this afternoon.

There is a gradual cooling trend on the way in your extended forecast. Valley areas are expected to stay in the mid 90's to low triple digits through the end of the week, and will more than likely finally drop out of the triple digits all together on Saturday. We are expecting to stay dry through your extended forecast, and the cooling trend will continue into next week. Valley areas are expected to be in the mid 80's to low 90's on Monday, and will stay in that range through Wednesday. Even cooler temperatures, and the potential for some wet weather are possible towards the end of next week.

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Orange2214932625
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Kern89095590
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Kings19760160
Placer17675188
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Marin11930163
Yolo11014138
Shasta9920129
Butte9711134
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Lassen526916
San Benito514348
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Tuolumne344340
Nevada329674
Mendocino325635
Amador304232
Lake268132
Humboldt249425
Glenn198522
Colusa18549
Calaveras167223
Siskiyou148413
Mono11354
Inyo100729
Del Norte8732
Plumas6055
Modoc3873
Mariposa3464
Trinity3054
Sierra880
Alpine730
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Chico
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Some snow and rain possible Sunday into Monday. A major winter storm will bring up to 7 feet of snow to the mountains and multiple inches of rain to the valley Tuesday through Friday and keep temperatures cold.
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