Severe heat & high fire danger continue across Northern California

Temperatures are staying well above average and fire danger is staying high for your Wednesday

Posted: Jul 25, 2018 6:54 AM

Get ready for an even hotter day on the way for your Wednesday. A Heat Advisory is in place for the valley, foothills, and the Northern Mountains through 11pm Thursday night. Skies are mostly clear across Northern California this morning, but haze and smoke from wild fires will have an impact on air quality today. Many areas are starting the day with haze, but some of that will clear out after this morning. Temperatures have dipped into the mid 70's in the valley overnight, and into the 50's to 60's in the mountains. Winds are mostly light, and out of the Northeast this morning, but will be shifting to the Northwest this afternoon. Northwest winds are expected to be up to around 10mph this afternoon. Humidity is projected to dip into the 10 to 25 percent range later today, which is a bit lower than the last few days. We do still have a very slight threat of active weather in the mountains this afternoon, but the best chance will remain to our South today. High temperatures will range from around 106 to 111 degrees in the valley today, and from 95 to around 105 degrees in the mountains. The hotter temperatures, Northwest winds, and lower humidity will all combine to result in higher fire danger this afternoon.

The peak of the heat for this week is now projected to be on Thursday. Temperatures will end up a degree or two hotter than what is expected for this afternoon. That leaves the valley in the 107 to 112 degree range for your Thursday afternoon. You may want to plan your Thursday around staying indoors during the peak heat of the day. There is a very modest dip in temperatures on the way for your Friday. Most areas are expecting to top out around 3 degrees cooler than Thursday. That puts us in the 104 to 109 degree range for your Friday afternoon. Temperature will then stay in that same range through the weekend, leaving the region with temperatures that are well above average for this time of year. Please make sure to keep a close eye on loved ones during this stretch of hot weather. Heat related illness will be very possible over the next week.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3543340

Reported Deaths: 49888
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118349620069
Riverside2885413695
San Bernardino2850812651
Orange2598573848
San Diego2578053218
Santa Clara1095061747
Kern102137786
Fresno945841397
Sacramento926211446
Alameda797961200
Ventura76947805
San Joaquin662901042
Contra Costa61865653
Stanislaus55487937
Tulare47680731
Monterey42016323
San Mateo38552502
San Francisco33947394
Santa Barbara31630398
Solano29882161
Merced28749393
Sonoma27845295
Imperial26840587
Kings21916218
Placer19661231
San Luis Obispo19500221
Madera15325201
Santa Cruz14516174
Marin13083197
Yolo12689185
Shasta10950172
Butte10855158
El Dorado906995
Napa895068
Sutter881896
San Benito572358
Yuba571936
Lassen559419
Tehama506852
Tuolumne392959
Nevada390974
Mendocino379043
Amador343840
Humboldt313633
Lake310740
Glenn220723
Colusa212513
Calaveras190225
Siskiyou172013
Inyo127835
Mono12084
Del Norte9765
Plumas6516
Modoc4504
Mariposa3937
Trinity3525
Sierra990
Alpine800
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 44°
Oroville
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 51°
Chico
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 44°
Red Bluff
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 52°
Red Bluff
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 52°
Chico
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 44°
Strong wind continues to blow through the valley this afternoon, and will last through the evening. Thursday will still be a fairly breezy day, but the wind won't be as strong and our temperatures will be warmer. More wind is coming Friday and Saturday.
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