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Severe heat & extreme fire danger are ahead for Northern California

A Heat Advisory and A Red Flag Warning are on the way for your weekend

Posted: Jun 22, 2018 7:22 AM

Get ready for severe heat and extreme fire danger on the way for the next few days across Northern California. The warming trend has been somewhat gradual so far this week, but it is expected to kick it up a notch this afternoon. Sunny skies are expected for all of Northern California today, and temperatures are projected to be around 10 to 15 degrees above average for this time of year. We are starting out in the mid to high 60's in the valley this morning, and in the 40's to 50's in the mountains. Winds are out of the North to around 10mph early today, and will become slightly stronger heading into your afternoon. North winds of 10 to 15mph are expected later today. We could have humidity dipping into the single digits this afternoon, and that is not good news for fire danger. High temperatures are projected to end up in the 103 to 108 degree range in the valley later today, and in the 80's to 90's in the mountains. The breezy North winds, very low humidity, and triple digit high temperatures will all combine to result in high to extreme fire danger across Northern California today. A Heat Advisory is going into effect at noon today, and is scheduled to stay in place until 8pm on Sunday.

Temperatures are projected to stay as hot, or possibly get even hotter this weekend. Temperatures will range from around 104 to 110 degrees in the valley through the weekend, and mountain areas will end up in the high 80's to low triple digits. The severe heat, and very low humidity will continue to drive extreme fire danger through the weekend. A Red Flag Warning is set to go into effect at midnight tonight, and is scheduled to stay in place through 8pm Sunday evening.

Temperatures will dip back into the mid to high 90's as we head into next week. While not as hot as what we are expecting for the weekend, temperatures will stay above average next week. We are also expecting the trend of dry weather to continue across Northern California. Please keep an eye on those around you to monitor for signs of heat related illness through this heat wave on the way.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 914888

Reported Deaths: 17460
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles3020777027
Riverside669931303
San Bernardino633671073
Orange589801454
San Diego55210877
Kern33928416
Fresno30969439
Sacramento25601491
Santa Clara24425392
Alameda23471462
San Joaquin21729489
Contra Costa18763242
Stanislaus17714398
Tulare17590288
Ventura14330165
Imperial12967336
San Francisco12189140
Monterey1141990
San Mateo11198159
Santa Barbara9827122
Merced9531155
Sonoma9494136
Kings826483
Solano744576
Marin7096129
Madera503774
Placer420757
San Luis Obispo417432
Yolo321959
Butte309552
Santa Cruz280825
Napa196616
Shasta195431
Sutter186512
San Benito144215
El Dorado13514
Yuba132310
Mendocino113621
Tehama8928
Lassen7661
Lake69816
Glenn6713
Nevada6238
Humboldt56810
Colusa5516
Calaveras34218
Amador33116
Tuolumne2754
Inyo23115
Siskiyou2050
Del Norte1801
Mono1802
Mariposa792
Plumas700
Modoc360
Trinity270
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 63°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 77° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 57°
Paradise
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 63°
Chester
Clear
35° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 35°
Red Bluff
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 52°
Willows
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 63°
The weather over northern California has finally calmed substantially. Although it would be fantastic to have valley rain and mountain snow, we have some exceptional weather ahead for the end of October and beginning of November.
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