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Storm Tracker Forecast - More Heat And Fire Danger On Tuesday

The very warm and windy weather continued today and a Red Flag Warning is in effect through Tuesday. Thankfully the wind won't be quite as strong Tuesday, and it will be fairly light Wednesday. It will get hotter, though.

Posted: May 3, 2021 6:12 PM
Updated: May 3, 2021 6:12 PM

The very warm and windy weather continued today and a Red Flag Warning is in effect through Tuesday. Thankfully the wind won't be quite as strong Tuesday, and it will be fairly light Wednesday. It will get hotter, though. A trough of low pressure continues to push away from California as a ridge of high pressure builds toward the West Coast. The sky will be fairly clear tonight and the wind will weaken a bit after sunset, but it will remain breezy. Lows will range from the 30s and 40s in the mountains to the 50s and 60s in the valley and foothills. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, breezy and hotter with continued high fire danger. Highs will range from the 70s in the mountains to the 80s and lower 90s in the foothills and valley.

Wednesday will be hotter for California as a ridge of high pressure builds directly over the state, but changes won't be too far away. A couple more troughs of low pressure will then hit the West Coast late this week and this weekend. The troughs of low pressure will bring a cooldown to our area, but even when we cool, we'll remain well above average. We have no good chances of rain, but the wind will return, and I believe we'll have more windy days from Thursday through next Monday. There is a slight chance of showers by next Monday, but rain isn't likely. Valley highs will begin in the hot 90s Tuesday and Wednesday, before cooling into the 80s late this week through early next week. Lows will remain quite mild for early May.

Chico
Partly Cloudy
88° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 85°
Oroville
Partly Cloudy
90° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 87°
Paradise
Partly Cloudy
86° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 83°
Chester
Partly Cloudy
88° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 85°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
88° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 85°
Willows
Partly Cloudy
86° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 83°
Lightning-caused fires will be a concern over the next few days as thunderstorms enter the forecast. We stay warm to begin next week but cool into the 70s by Wednesday.
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