High fire danger & unhealthy air quality are ahead for today

A Red Flag Warning is in place for high fire danger today and air quality remains in unhealthy ranges heading into your weekend

Posted: Aug 10, 2018 7:20 AM

Hot, dry, and breezy conditions will continue to result in high fire danger across many areas of Northern California today, and the Red Flag Warning will stay in place across the valley, foothills, and portions of the Sierra through 11pm Saturday night. A Fire Weather Watch will also be in place for the Sierra from Saturday morning through Saturday evening. Air quality will continue to be in unhealthy ranges over Northern California, but breezy South winds could help to improve conditions over the next few days. Temperatures are starting out in the 60's to low 70's in the valley this morning, and mountain areas have dipped into the low to mid 50's overnight. Winds are projected to be out of the South to around 10mph this afternoon, but locally gusty conditions could develop later today. Gusts to 20mph will be possible this afternoon. Humidity will likely fall into the 15 to 30 percent range in the valley today. Temperatures are projected to top out in the 97 to 101 degree range in the valley, while mountain areas mostly end up in the mid 90's this afternoon.

Temperatures will become slightly cooler over the weekend. Valley areas will top out in the mid to high 90's on Saturday and Sunday, while mountain areas climb into the 80's to lower 90's. Smoke is expected to continue to impact air quality, which may put a damper on outdoor activities. We will be staying dry through the weekend. More cooling is expected from the start to middle of next week. We are currently expecting valley areas to top out in the low to mid 90's by Wednesday. Some more warming will be possible towards the end of next week, and models are hinting at a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms returning towards the end of next week.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 1171802

Reported Deaths: 19025
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3832757580
San Bernardino884691129
Riverside850771434
San Diego75307988
Orange731521559
Kern39990448
Fresno37349477
Sacramento35739566
Santa Clara32454476
Alameda28378502
San Joaquin25675502
Contra Costa23381260
Stanislaus21145422
Tulare20550308
Ventura18914175
Imperial15725356
San Francisco15053160
Monterey14695116
San Mateo13707170
Sonoma11846157
Merced11537179
Santa Barbara11205135
Kings1044087
Solano1003681
Marin7628129
Placer622468
Madera604785
San Luis Obispo595635
Shasta460147
Yolo456174
Santa Cruz420228
Butte385359
Sutter314415
Napa294517
El Dorado21544
Yuba198110
San Benito181316
Lassen17733
Tehama158725
Mendocino148522
Nevada11839
Tuolumne9088
Glenn8918
Lake88619
Humboldt8199
Colusa6946
Siskiyou6242
Mono5243
Amador48416
Calaveras47522
Del Norte3131
Inyo29016
Plumas2050
Trinity1390
Mariposa1262
Modoc1220
Alpine470
Sierra190
Unassigned00
Chico
Scattered Clouds
59° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 59°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 60° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 61°
Paradise
Scattered Clouds
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Hi: 55° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 59°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 50° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 51°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 66° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 64°
Willows
Scattered Clouds
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Hi: 65° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 59°
Frosty mornings are in the forecast through the weekend with highs every day in the mid-to-low 60s and sunny to mostly sunny skies.
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