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Slightly cooler temperatures & elevated fire danger are ahead for Northern California

Gusty South winds will prompt a Fire Weather Watch for the end of your work week.

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018 7:11 AM

Hot temperatures and unhealthy air quality will continue to be the big impacts across Northern California in your Wednesday forecast. Air quality is starting out in the unhealthy range for the majority of our region early today and is expected to be very similar to the air quality we had yesterday. The exception is that portions of the Sierra are starting out in the unhealthy for sensitive groups range as opposed to the moderate range we were in to start off yesterday morning. Limiting your time outdoors is recommended again today. Temperatures are starting out in the mid 60's in the valley this morning, and mountain areas have dipped into the low to mid 50's overnight. Skies will be clear of clouds, but will be very hazy again today. Winds are mostly light early today but will be up to 10mph out of the South this afternoon. Humidity will likely stay a bit higher today, and is projected to end up in the 15 to 30 percent range. Valley areas are expecting to top out in the 97 to 103 degree range this afternoon, while mountain areas climb into the mid to high 90's later today.

Not much change is expected for your Thursday, but South winds will be picking up on Thursday evening. South winds to 15mph will be possible, with gusts up to around 25mph. The stronger winds paired will the low humidity will prompt a Fire Weather Watch to go into effect from Thursday afternoon through Saturday evening. Stronger winds could allow current fires to grow quickly. There is a cooling trend expected to take hold across our region on Friday that will knock our temperatures back into the mid to high 90's in the valley through your weekend. Winds will start to slack on Sunday, but temperatures are not expected to change for the start of next week.

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Chico
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Oroville
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Warm today, but wet and cooler weather returns next week
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