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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.

Cases: 3213222

Reported Deaths: 37543
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles107967215314
San Bernardino2660281678
Riverside2643632857
Orange2377082704
San Diego2286322375
Santa Clara985831264
Kern90564591
Fresno858081067
Sacramento841101185
Alameda70823896
Ventura66402525
San Joaquin59665835
Contra Costa55245489
Stanislaus49065796
Tulare43574542
Monterey37527259
San Mateo34294340
San Francisco30559293
Santa Barbara27149267
Solano27041115
Imperial25707510
Merced25575331
Sonoma25141251
Kings20138161
Placer17839188
San Luis Obispo16957158
Madera14000151
Santa Cruz13009135
Marin12024165
Yolo11210138
Shasta10054129
Butte9820136
El Dorado818462
Sutter806983
Napa800548
Lassen526916
San Benito522351
Yuba517630
Tehama446846
Tuolumne347740
Nevada335574
Mendocino329336
Amador306733
Lake272432
Humboldt262427
Glenn202622
Colusa18719
Calaveras170423
Siskiyou149913
Mono11454
Inyo105129
Del Norte8742
Plumas6135
Modoc3903
Mariposa3555
Trinity3065
Sierra950
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
30° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 30°
Oroville
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 26°
Chico
Clear
30° wxIcon
Hi: 42° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 30°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
27° wxIcon
Hi: 26° Lo: 2°
Feels Like: 27°
Red Bluff
Clear
27° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 27°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
30° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 30°
Although our weather is fairly quiet this evening, a major and long-lasting winter storm is bearing down on northern California with much colder air, stronger wind, heavy rain and very heavy snow beginning Tuesday and lasting through the weekend.
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