The weather of northern California is beginning to heat up again, and we have a lot more heat coming our way in the short and long term. An Excessive Heat Watch has already been issued for our area from Friday through Sunday, with highs well above 100 degrees possible. Tonight we can expect fewer clouds and weakening breezes with mild temperatures. Lows will range from the 50s in the mountains to the 60s and lower 70s in the foothills and the valley. Thursday will be mostly sunny and hotter with light to moderate breezes. Highs will range from the 80s and lower 90s in the mountains to the 90s and lower 100s in the foothills and the valley.
A strong ridge of high pressure will be pushing toward California on Friday and this weekend, and we can expect much hotter weather for a longer stretch of time. Clouds from Tropical Storm Elida will also make their way over northern California, which will increase our clouds cover and humidity, but do little to keep us cool. Highs will soar over the weekend, and will remain above average through at least the middle of next week. Friday, Saturday and Sunday should be the hottest days for everyone. Highs will range from the upper 80s to the 90s in the mountains. Foothill and valley highs will range from the mid and upper 90s to the mid and upper 100s.