Storm Tracker Forecast - Smoky Sunshine And Mountain Storms

It was another seasonably hot day for northern California, but we had a lot more smoke in the air, along with more mountains showers and thunderstorms. Fire danger remains high, but our air will cool modestly the next few days.

Posted: Jul 21, 2020 6:25 PM

It was a day of sunny and smoky heat for much of northern California as several fires continued to burn in our area. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are still possible over the Sierra through the early evening, but will disappear once the sun sets. Lows tonight will range from the 50s in the mountains to the 60s and lower 70s in the valley with some areas of smoke and a mostly clear sky. Wednesday will be another mostly sunny to sunny day with smoke in the air and isolated mountain thunderstorms. Highs will be mainly in the 90s, with a few upper 80s in the mountains and a few lower 100s in the valley.

A trough of low pressure will move over northern California for the latter half of this week. We can expect isolated mountains showers and thunderstorms, moderate breezes and slightly cooler highs through Thursday and Friday. Another rige of high pressure will begin building back over the West Coast this weekend and next Monday for another warming trend. A second trough will approach next Tuesday, and that will again bring a few more clouds and the beginning of a modest cooling trend. Highs will remain fairly seasonable for all, staying mainly in the 90s, with a few upper 80s and a few lower 100s.

Chico
Partly Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 54°
Oroville
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 58°
Chico
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 54°
Red Bluff
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 62°
Red Bluff
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 62°
Chico
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 54°
Dry weather, sunny skies, warmer temperatures, and gusty north winds will drive elevated fire danger today. We'll have even stronger winds, but cooler temperatures on Tuesday. Fire danger will remain elevated. There will also be a chance for light showers in the Sierra on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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