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.

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CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1165703534
Riverside20555486
Orange17882366
San Diego16726387
San Bernardino15345269
Imperial7190117
Alameda6855140
Fresno611077
Santa Clara5408164
Kern536982
Tulare5009136
San Joaquin447455
Sacramento423669
San Francisco399250
Contra Costa387885
Ventura378950
San Mateo3599108
Santa Barbara326129
Marin280921
Kings267333
Stanislaus266045
Monterey215115
Solano147625
Sonoma135911
Merced127211
Placer91111
San Luis Obispo7652
Yolo67726
Madera5785
Santa Cruz4593
Napa4364
San Benito2732
Sutter2523
Lassen2420
El Dorado2260
Butte2063
Shasta1544
Humboldt1444
Nevada1291
Yuba1282
Glenn1220
Lake961
Tehama881
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Del Norte581
Calaveras530
Mono471
Tuolumne430
Amador330
Inyo331
Siskiyou320
Mariposa311
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 82°
Oroville
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 83°
Paradise
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 82°
Chester
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 67°
Red Bluff
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 84°
Willows
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 82°
More heat and sunshine for our area today, and thankfully weaker wind for our dry region. The highs will get hotter, but the wind will also get stronger late in the forecast.
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