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.