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Storm Tracker Forecast - Smoky Weekend Weather Ahead

Our weather continues to be dominated by all the fires burning around California, and the smoke they're creating is effecting our weather by cooling it significantly.

Posted: Aug 21, 2020 6:23 PM

Our weather continues to be dominated by all the fires burning around California, and the smoke they're creating is effecting our weather by cooling it significantly. Dense Smoke Advisories continue for our eastern counties, but almost every will be smoky. Tonight will be a quiet night with a mostly clear sky above all the smoke. Lows will range from the 40s and 50s in the mountains to the 60s and lower 70s in the foothills and the valley. Both Saturday and Sunday will mostly sunny above the blanket of smoke, but many of us will only have smoky, hazy sunshine. Due to the smoke, highs will range mainly from the 80s to the lower 90s, but the few areas which do receive more sun will be seasonably hotter.

The ridge of high pressure which has controlled our weather much of the month will be held at bay to our east for most of the coming week by several troughs of low pressure moving over the Pacific Northwest. Some moisture will be drawn northward Sunday through next Tuesday and isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible, but little to no rain will fall. We can expect a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky above all the smoke through next week, but the smoke will still be a big part of our forecast, keeping temperatures cooler than average for many areas. Although 100s cannot be ruled out, few areas will get enough sun for that kind of heat. Highs through next week will be mainly in the 80s and 90s.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 903684

Reported Deaths: 17343
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2989376989
Riverside657571279
San Bernardino623531072
Orange583261444
San Diego54314868
Kern33775416
Fresno30590436
Sacramento25264484
Santa Clara24014388
Alameda23215460
San Joaquin21630489
Contra Costa18523241
Stanislaus17572396
Tulare17495286
Ventura14192164
Imperial12700336
San Francisco12069140
Monterey1132189
San Mateo11075159
Santa Barbara9760120
Merced9465155
Sonoma9163134
Kings821883
Solano728674
Marin7057128
Madera498174
San Luis Obispo414132
Placer408857
Yolo316658
Butte305952
Santa Cruz277125
Napa194215
Shasta184630
Sutter183712
San Benito143615
El Dorado13154
Yuba129310
Mendocino112421
Tehama8628
Lassen7661
Lake68915
Glenn6573
Nevada6088
Humboldt5629
Colusa5506
Calaveras34218
Amador32416
Tuolumne2684
Inyo22715
Siskiyou1930
Del Norte1781
Mono1782
Mariposa782
Plumas680
Modoc290
Trinity260
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 61°
Oroville
Few Clouds
60° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 60°
Paradise
Few Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 61°
Chester
Clear
30° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 20°
Red Bluff
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 59°
Willows
Few Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 61°
Fire danger will be extreme Sunday-Monday as the biggest dry wind event of the season takes shape. A widespread freeze in the Sierra-Cascades as low as single-digit values possible Sunday night. Mild & sunny weather after Tuesday.
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