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Severe heat will continue to drive high fire danger this week

Triple digit heat is on the way for the valley this week

Posted: Jul 9, 2018 6:54 AM

It's going to be a hot and dry start to your work week, and fire danger will continue to be a major concern across Northern California. Skies are mostly clear for the start of your Monday morning, and are expected to stay sunny today. Temperatures have dipped into the mid 60's in the valley overnight, and into the 40's to low 50's in the mountains this morning. Winds are out of the Northeast to around 5mph to start the day, but are projected to end up at around 10mph out of the South this afternoon. High temperatures will range in the 100 to 105 degree range in the valley this afternoon, and in the 80's to low 90's in higher elevations. Humidity will likely dip into the 10 to 25 percent range this afternoon. The hot and dry weather will drive high to extreme fire danger across the region today.

We are not expecting any substantial changes through the middle of the week. Temperatures may heat up by a degree or two through Wednesday, and skies will stay sunny to mostly sunny. Winds will shift to become out of the North on Tuesday. Fire danger will remain in the high range through the middle of the week. Some modest cooling will be possible for the end of the work week, but temperatures will still range from the high 90's to triple digits in the valley. Some clouds are expected to fill into the region, and there will even be a slight chance for showers towards the end of the week. Monsoonal moisture will track from South to North through the region towards the end of the week, and that will bring the potential for showers and thunderstorms to our region.

The heat ramps up again this weekend, but the potential for showers and thunderstorms will continue. Models are currently split on whether or not we can expect active weather over the weekend. The latest models are hinting at showers being pushed off to our East on Saturday and Sunday, but it's still a little far off to be certain.

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Chico
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 90° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 90°
Oroville
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Hi: 90° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 90°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 85° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 90°
Chester
Scattered Clouds
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Hi: 75° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 68°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 91° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 89°
Willows
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 92° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 90°
Friday was a quiet weather day for northern California, ahead of hotter and potentially more dangerous changes this weekend and early next week. A Red Flag Warning will be in effect from Saturday evening through Monday morning.
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