We had a hot beginning to the first full week of July in northern California, and it will feel like the heat is on full blast by the end of the week! More Heat Advisories and Warnings will be issued soon due to the hotter weather. A ridge of high pressure is beginning to get stronger over the southwest quarter of the country, and it will be the dominant force in our weather for quite some time. We'll have a few high clouds move overhead overnight, but most to all of them will be gone by sunrise. Overnight lows will range from the 50s in the mountains to the 60s and 70s in the valley and foothills. Tuesday will be a mostly sunny to sunny day and only slightly cooler than Monday. Highs will range from the upper 80s to the lower 100s.
Our weather will remain fairly steady Wednesday compared to Tuesday, but the strong ridge over the western United States will only get stronger late this week through the weekend and early next week. It will center itself over Nevada and California, supressing any chance of much-needed rain or thunderstorms, and it will get much hotter by this weekend. Most areas may not even have any clouds, either. Thankfully with all the expected dry heat, we won't have any widespread strong wind, but fire danger will remain high. Valley lows will warm from the mid and upper 60s to the lower and mid 70s. Valley highs will also climb from the upper 90s and lower 100s to the 105 to 113 degree range, with 115 degrees possible, too.