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Storm Tracker Forecast - Continued Hot And Smoky On Wednesday

Northern California lost its storm clouds today, and we certainly regained the heat from last week as highs soared back into the upper 90s and 100s. Another very hot day is ahead on Wednesday, before minor cooling arrives late this week.

Posted: Aug 18, 2020 6:00 PM
Updated: Aug 18, 2020 6:37 PM

Northern California lost its storm clouds today, and we certainly regained the heat from last week as highs soared back into the upper 90s and 100s. Another very hot day is ahead, before some minor cooling arrives late this week. The Excessive Heat Warning and a new Red Flag Warning continue through Wednesday night. Tonight will be a mostly clear and quite warm night with areas of smoke. Lows will range from the 50s and 60s in the mountains to the 70s and lower 80s in the foothills and valley. Wednesday will be another hot day, but a few degrees cooler under a mostly sunny sky. Highs will range from the 90s to the 100s from the mountains to the valley.

The strong ridge which has brought so much heat as well as moisture from the south the last few days will be pushed eastward just enough late this week to cool our temperatures to more seasonable levels, but it will still be hot as we would expect in August. The ridge will return this weekend, and that will raise our temperatures back to above average readings, which will continue through early next week. No good chances for rain are in the forecast at this time, but there is a slight chance the ridge could transport more moisture northward toward us. Highs will be in the upper 80s and 90s in the mountains, along with 90s and lower 100s in the foothills and valley.

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Cases: 1230264

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CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles4009197655
San Bernardino936711129
Riverside873831437
San Diego82043997
Orange785531577
Kern41827448
Fresno38568481
Sacramento37415576
Santa Clara35085476
Alameda29918512
San Joaquin25740502
Contra Costa24275261
Stanislaus22162426
Tulare20793308
Ventura19952175
Imperial16272356
Monterey15621122
San Francisco15571160
San Mateo14458170
Sonoma12319157
Merced11773179
Santa Barbara11520135
Kings1127087
Solano1064881
Marin7777129
Placer662270
Madera629085
San Luis Obispo614536
Shasta496347
Yolo489377
Santa Cruz449028
Butte400859
Sutter333216
Napa309017
El Dorado24474
Yuba203610
San Benito189316
Lassen17933
Tehama171025
Mendocino158023
Nevada13119
Tuolumne10358
Glenn9518
Lake92719
Humboldt8989
Colusa7236
Siskiyou6242
Amador59016
Mono5483
Calaveras47822
Del Norte3391
Inyo29016
Plumas2150
Trinity1590
Modoc1430
Mariposa1392
Alpine500
Sierra190
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 54°
Oroville
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 47°
Paradise
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 54°
Chester
Clear
25° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 25°
Red Bluff
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 56°
Willows
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 54°
December began on a beautiful note for northern California with plentiful sunshine, seasonably cool lows and warmer than average highs. Much of wednesday will be similar to today, but clouds will stream into our sky late in the day.
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