Get ready for a roller-coaster of temperatures on the way for your extended forecast. Warm and dry weather is on tap for the end of your work week. Today will be very similar to what we had outside yesterday. Temperatures are starting out in the 50's to low 60's in the valley this morning, and mountain areas have dipped into the 30's to 40's overnight. Winds are mostly out of the East this morning, but will be up to 15mph out of the Southeast this afternoon. Skies will stay mostly sunny, with some thin clouds brushing across our region today. There is even a slight chance for an isolated shower in the Sierra this afternoon. Humidity will dip to between 20 to 35 percent in the valley this afternoon, and the dry weather will continue to drive increased fire danger today. High temperatures are projected to end up in the high 80's for the valley later today, and mountain areas will end up in the mid 70's to low 80's this afternoon. A very similar setup is on the way for your Friday, but temperatures will more than likely climb by a few degrees compared to today.
Big changes are ahead for your weekend. Looks like you may want to get that umbrella handy if you're in higher elevations, or Northern zones of our area on Saturday. The best chance for showers will be in higher elevations North of Redding, but portions of the Sierra could also get some wet weather as well. A steep drop in temperatures is also expected for Saturday. Valley areas will end up in the high 70's to low 80's on Saturday afternoon. Showers will taper off on Saturday night, and dry weather will return for the latter part of your weekend. Temperatures will start to warm up again on Sunday, but will stay slightly below average for this time of year. Valley areas will end up in the mid 80's on Sunday afternoon.
You're going to want to get ready for a substantial warming trend on the way for next week. Sunny skies, and well above average temperatures are projected on Monday, and it will get hotter after that. Triple digit heat will more than likely return for your Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. You may want to plan ahead to get that yard work done over the weekend, before the heat wave arrives next week.