The heat continues for a good portion of California, especially the North Valley, foothills and mountains, as a strong ridge of high pressure dominates our weather pattern. A Heat Advisory is in effect for all valley and foothill locations, and it will continue through Saturday evening due to the potential of high temperatures between 100 and 110 degrees, with low temperatures only cooling into the 60s and lower 70s. Be sure to drink plenty of water, seek the shade and air conditioning, check on the elderly, your children and pets, and do what you can during the cooler parts of the day. Tonight will be mostly clear to clear with lows in the 60s and lower 70s. Highs Tuesday under a sunny sky will range from the 80s and 90s in the mountains and foothills to the 100s in the valleys.
Wednesday will be just about as hot as Tuesday, but we can expect a few more high clouds, and a slight chance for showers over a few of the northern mountain and Sierra locations. Thursday and Friday will get hotter again with many valley locations between 105 and 110 degrees. These two days should be the hottest for most locations. A trough of low pressure will begin moving our way this coming weekend. It will bring a few more clouds, some gusty wind at times, and an end to our heat wave. It will still be hot, but fortunately it won'te be quite as dangerously hot this weekend or early next week. By next Monday, highs will be much more seasonable, ranging from the 70s and lower 80s in the mountains to the 80s and 90s in our warmer foothill and valley locations. Stay cool and safe!