Mountain thunderstorms continue to elevate fire danger today

A Red Flag Warning is in place due to the threat of dry lightning in the Sierra and Cascades today. Mostly mild conditions are ahead for the remainder of Northern California.

Posted: Aug 15, 2018 6:50 AM

The Red Flag Warning continues for portions of Siskiyou and Modoc Counties through 11pm tonight for thunderstorm that could spark more wildfires in remote areas. We've continued to track thunderstorms across the Sierra and Cascades overnight. Modoc and Siskiyou Counties will likely have more activity through this evening. The scattered showers and thunderstorms could persist into tonight, but conditions are not expected to be as active after noon today. Temperatures have dipped into the low to mid 60's in the valley overnight and into the 50's to low 60's in the mountains this morning. Winds are out of the Northeast again to start the day, but much like the last few days will end up out of the South to 10mph this afternoon. Humidity will likely dip into the 15 to 30 percent range this afternoon. High temperatures are projected to top out in the mid to high 90's in the valley this afternoon, and mountain areas are expected to climb into the high 80's to mid 90's later today. Fire danger will remain in the high range for your Wednesday.

Temperatures are not expected to change much over the next few days, and dry weather is expected from Thursday through your weekend. There will be a modest rise in temperatures for this weekend, but current projections keep our valley areas in the mid 90's to low triple digits for Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will be back in the mid to high 90's for the start of next week. Smoke in the air is projected to stay an issue across Northern California in your extended forecast, and health experts are still recommending residents limit their time outdoors through the next week.

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CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118923221241
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2860772783
Orange2607213982
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1102371777
Kern102627811
Fresno950151422
Sacramento929611464
Alameda802791241
Ventura77395834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55887946
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38872515
San Francisco34138398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano30024164
Merced28915395
Sonoma28004298
Imperial26855589
Kings21951218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15414209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12787185
Shasta10969174
Butte10922160
El Dorado9095100
Napa899869
Sutter884597
San Benito575259
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada394074
Mendocino379643
Amador344841
Humboldt318033
Lake314140
Glenn221923
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 63° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 34°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 63° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 38°
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 57° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 34°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 40° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 38°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 63° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 41°
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 65° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 34°
It was a bright and breezy Friday for northern California, however the wind has been much stronger over Modoc County where a High Wind Warning is in effect through this evening. Stronger wind and cooler air will define our weather Saturday.
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