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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.

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Los Angeles2621336401
Riverside574821172
San Bernardino52873908
Orange523821150
San Diego45147765
Kern31572354
Fresno27843362
Sacramento21628383
Alameda20748390
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Imperial11606314
San Francisco1086599
San Mateo9625144
Monterey956869
Santa Barbara8930110
Merced8820137
Kings753477
Sonoma7160120
Marin6613113
Solano619457
Madera442465
Placer350742
San Luis Obispo343827
Butte276940
Yolo276554
Santa Cruz22768
Sutter167910
Napa164113
San Benito131211
Yuba11307
El Dorado10744
Mendocino87518
Lassen7350
Shasta72414
Glenn5633
Nevada5246
Colusa5196
Tehama5134
Lake51211
Humboldt4896
Calaveras31114
Amador28616
Tuolumne2264
Inyo18714
Mono1652
Siskiyou1630
Del Norte1381
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc250
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
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Hi: 87° Lo: 59°
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Oroville
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Paradise
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 81° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 64°
Chester
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Hi: 76° Lo: 45°
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Red Bluff
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Willows
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 90° Lo: 55°
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Mild temperatures, breezy south winds, and improved air quality are ahead for your Wednesday. Coastal showers will be possible on Thursday, and then hot temperatures and high fire danger return for your weekend.
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