Although more and more containment is being achieved on the fires in California, we continue to have a hazy to smoky sky over most of our area. Much hotter weather is coming for our area as the Labor Day weekend approaches, and fire danger will be high. Tonight will be a clear night with areas of thin smoke overhead. Lows will range from the 40s and 50s in the mountains to the 60s and lower 70s in the foothills and the valley. Friday will be another mostly sunny to sunny day with more areas of smoke and temperatures will continue to climb. Highs will be mainly in the 90s, with only a handful of upper 80s, and more lower 100s than we had on Thursday.
A strong ridge of high pressure will be in firm control of our weather for at least the next 7 days. The heat will become dangerous in some areas with highs approaching record-breaking territory, and many lows in the valley and the foothills not cooling far, which won't provide much relief from the much hotter than average weather during the daylight hours. An Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect from Saturday morning through Tuesday evening for all valley and foothill locations, as well as many of our mountains. Where we don't have the Warning, we will at least have Heat Advisories. Highs should cool a little late next week, but most highs through next Thursday will be in the 90s, 100s and potentially some lower 110s. Overnight lows will range from the 60s to the 70s and lower 80s in some areas.