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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: 310885

Reported Deaths: 6955
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1274393744
Riverside24765537
Orange22650412
San Diego18863420
San Bernardino18275304
Imperial7759132
Fresno762787
Alameda7485147
San Joaquin627968
Kern619597
Santa Clara5863166
Tulare5678152
Sacramento515279
Contra Costa446088
Stanislaus436450
San Francisco431650
Ventura409353
Santa Barbara386829
San Mateo3846112
Marin336430
Kings285539
Monterey241918
Solano207528
Merced179312
Sonoma156114
Placer102111
San Luis Obispo9054
Madera8578
Yolo83928
Santa Cruz5373
Napa4774
Butte3384
Sutter3374
San Benito3112
El Dorado3070
Lassen2610
Shasta1766
Humboldt1654
Glenn1640
Nevada1631
Yuba1633
Lake1081
Mendocino1070
Colusa1030
Tehama981
Calaveras670
Tuolumne640
Del Norte600
Mono491
Siskiyou410
Amador360
Inyo341
Mariposa311
Plumas170
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 73°
Oroville
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 83°
Paradise
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 73°
Chester
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 54°
Red Bluff
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 78°
Willows
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 106° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 73°
There is a Red Flag Warning in Modoc county today and tomorrow with temperatures getting as hot as 110 degrees for some in the Valley by Wednesday.
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