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.

Confirmed Cases: 928028

Reported Deaths: 17618
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles3063277056
Riverside680501319
San Bernardino643671074
Orange597181475
San Diego56369888
Kern34154422
Fresno31321443
Sacramento26018500
Santa Clara24867406
Alameda23775463
San Joaquin21994492
Contra Costa18981246
Stanislaus17872401
Tulare17800292
Ventura14486166
Imperial13038338
San Francisco12320147
Monterey1161695
San Mateo11341161
Santa Barbara9919126
Sonoma9646136
Merced9623155
Kings850283
Solano763476
Marin7121127
Madera509476
Placer435359
San Luis Obispo426532
Yolo326660
Butte314353
Santa Cruz286125
Shasta204631
Napa200916
Sutter189712
San Benito146115
El Dorado13804
Yuba134610
Mendocino115621
Tehama9259
Lassen7721
Lake70417
Glenn6823
Nevada6358
Humboldt57110
Colusa5556
Calaveras34721
Amador33816
Tuolumne2886
Inyo24115
Siskiyou2210
Mono1822
Del Norte1811
Mariposa812
Plumas790
Modoc480
Trinity280
Alpine80
Sierra60
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
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Hi: 82° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 68°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 82° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 69°
Paradise
Few Clouds
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Hi: 76° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 68°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 72° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 57°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 85° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 74°
Willows
Few Clouds
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Hi: 84° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 68°
We're closing out the month of October on a beautiful note weather-wise over northern California with plenty of sunshine and above-average temperatures. Halloween will bring slightly warmer temperatures and more sunshine.
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