Our hot summer weather continued today around northern California, with seasonable temperatures only slightly cooler than yesterday. A Red Flag Warning continues for Siskiyou and Modoc counties through 8PM due to gusty wind, but the wind will weaken for most areas after sunset. Tonight will be another mostly clear to clear night with mild lows for all areas. The mountains will have lows in the 50s, with 60s and 70s for the foothills and valley. Thursday will be another mostly sunny, breezy and hot day, with highs close to or slighly cooler than Wednesday. Highs will range from the upper 80s and 90s in the mountains, with 90s and lower 100s for the foothills and valley.
Northern California is currently between two weather systems, with a huge ridge of high pressure over the western United States, and a well-defined area of low pressure off the Pacific Northwest coast. The ridge will be in control of our weather through early next week, but small disturbances will push over our region bringing a few clouds and stronger breezes at times. Most of the breezes will be Thursday and Friday. Highs will remain in the seasonable range to slightly warmer than average through the middle of next week. Highs in the mountains will remain in the mid 80s to mid 90s, with 90s and more lower 100s for the foothills and valleys through the first few days of August.