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Severe heat & high fire danger are ahead for your Thursday

An Excessive Heat Warning and high fire danger are ahead for the end of your work week

Posted: Jul 26, 2018 6:50 AM

Get ready for more severe heat on the way to Northern California in your Thursday forecast. An Excessive Heat Warning is projected to stay in place across the valley and lower foothills through 8pm on Friday, and a Heat Advisory will stay in place for upper foothills and Northern Mountain areas through that same time. We are starting out very warm this morning, with valley areas in the mid to high 70's, and mountain areas dipping into the mid 50's to low 60's overnight. Skies are mostly clear this morning, and are expected to stay sunny for the majority of our region today. A few clouds will likely track across higher elevations this afternoon, but the threat of thunderstorms is not as strong today. Winds are expected to stay out of the Northwest to 10mph this afternoon, and humidity will dip into the 5 to 20 percent range later today. Temperatures are projected to climb into the 107 to 112 degree range in the valley, and mountain areas will end up in the 97 to 104 degree range later today. The severe heat, very low humidity, and North winds will result in high to extreme fire danger this afternoon. Please be extremely cautious as fire danger, and heat related illnesses will be a major concern for today.

Temperatures are expected to drop by around 2 degrees tomorrow, leaving the valley with high temperatures in the 105 to 110 range for your Friday afternoon. Skies will stay sunny, and winds will be light on Friday. Temperatures will then drop by another degree or two each day through the weekend. It would not be surprising to see one of our current heat warnings extended through the weekend, especially in the Northern end of the valley where temperatures are still expected to be in the 108 to 110 degree range. Another drop in temperatures is projected for the start of next week, but that will only be by around 2 to 3 degrees compared to temperatures from the weekend. Valley areas are still projected to get up to 103 to 107 degrees for the start of next week. Temperatures will stay well above average through your 7 day forecast, with triple digit heat expected to continue through the middle of next week.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 3559311

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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
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 64° Lo: 41°
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Oroville
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Hi: 62° Lo: 43°
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Auburn
Clear
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Hi: 56° Lo: 38°
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Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 43° Lo: 14°
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Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 61° Lo: 42°
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Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 66° Lo: 43°
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Windy & sunny conditions continue Sunday with more sunshine next week. Next weekend there will be a chance for some showers.
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