Staying cool today but fire danger is on the rise

Cool for the start of your week, but warmer temperatures and high fire danger are on the way in your forecast.

Posted: Oct 29, 2018 6:36 AM
Updated: Oct 29, 2018 6:40 AM

We are staying cool for the start of your work week, but warmer temperatures and elevated fire danger are on the way for this week. Low humidity, and gusty North winds will prompt a Fire Weather Watch to go into effect for the valley this evening, and that is set to stay in place through 6am Wednesday morning. The worst of the fire danger is expected to be on Tuesday, but the winds and humidity will continue to be an issue into early Wednesday. Overall, today looks very similar to Sunday across Northern California. Skies will be partly cloudy this afternoon, and there is still a decent chance for scattered showers to move through the Northern Mountains. The majority of Northern California will stay dry today, and all of Northern California look dry from tomorrow through the end of the week. Skies are starting out mostly clear to partly cloudy across our region this morning. Temperatures have dipped into the high 40's to mid 50's in the valley overnight,and into the 30's to 40's in the mountains this morning. Winds are starting out very breezy in some areas, and will be out of the North from 10 to 20mph today. Humidity will stay above 20 percent this afternoon, but is expected to become lower on Tuesday. The breezy North winds and low humidity will drive elevated fire danger through Wednesday morning. High temperatures are projected to climb into the low to mid 70's in the valley this afternoon, and into the 50's to 60's in the mountains later today. The Fire Weather Watch is set to go into effect in the valley at 6pm tonight, and is currently set to stay in place through 6am Wednesday morning.

We will be getting warmer, and winds will be picking up out of the North on Tuesday. Gusts up to 35mph will be possible out of the North, and humidity values will likely dip into the 10 to 25 percent range. Temperatures will stay on the mild side, but will climb back into the high 70's in the valley on Tuesday afternoon. Fire danger will be high on Tuesday due to the gusty winds, low humidity, and warming temperatures. Gusty winds could also cause issues with your outdoor holiday decorations, so you may want to check to make sure they're secure if you have them. Winds will die down, but the warming trend will continue for your Halloween forecast. Looks like quite the treat, and not so much trick for your trick or treat forecast. Temperatures will end up in the low 80's in the valley on Wednesday and in the 60's to 70's in the mountains. Temperatures will continue to warm for the remainder of the week, and will top out in the mid to high 80's on Thursday and Friday. A modest cooling trend, and potential for mountain showers will return this weekend. A better chance for showers is on the horizon for early next week.

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Showers are lingering across Northern California tonight and snow levels are dipping to around 5000'. Mostly mountain showers and lower snow levels are on the way for your Saturday and then we'll dry out for your Sunday.
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