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Storm Tracker Forecast - Weekend Brings Much Higher Fire Danger

Friday was a quiet weather day for northern California, ahead of hotter and potentially more dangerous changes this weekend and early next week. A Red Flag Warning will be in effect from Saturday evening through Monday morning.

Posted: Sep 25, 2020 6:00 PM

Friday was a quiet weather day for northern California, ahead of hotter and potentially more dangerous changes this weekend and early next week. A Red Flag Warning is in effect from Saturday evening through Monday morning. Tonight will be a quiet night for our area with some areas of smoke and high, thin clouds. Overnight lows will range from the 30s and 40s in the mountains to the 50s and lower 60s in the foothills and valley. Saturday will be a mostly sunny and breezy day with stronger wind developing late Saturday. Highs will begin their rapid warming trend, ranging from the upper 70s and mid 80s in the mountains, and from the lower 80s to near 90 degrees in the valley and foothills.

A strong ridge of high pressure will build over California and the rest of the West Coast this weekend and will persist through most to all of next week. We will have more sunshine, some areas of smoke, and more strong gusty wind Sunday and Monday. It is the wind, dry air and heat which are leading to the continuation of the Red Flag Warning through at least Monday morning. The wind will relax for the latter half of next week, but extra precautions need to be taken Saturday through Monday to ensure more fires don't begin in our area. Highs will rise for all areas through the middle of next week before modestly cooling late next week. Most highs will be in the 90s, with some lower 100s possible.

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CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles101466213848
San Bernardino2512131560
Riverside2394122517
San Diego2117872103
Orange2108132367
Santa Clara926251065
Kern84644565
Fresno81294932
Sacramento791221080
Alameda66583757
Ventura60368412
San Joaquin56642748
Contra Costa51573446
Stanislaus42337739
Tulare40655501
Monterey35418250
San Mateo31805294
San Francisco28853254
Imperial25140463
Solano24732105
Santa Barbara24149231
Sonoma23607234
Merced23492296
Kings19125133
Placer16995173
San Luis Obispo15466128
Madera13193130
Santa Cruz12026113
Marin11482153
Yolo10406131
Shasta9594117
Butte9359121
El Dorado757544
Sutter756077
Napa735639
Lassen509413
San Benito488243
Yuba481827
Tehama397142
Tuolumne330438
Nevada314473
Mendocino307631
Amador298629
Lake250428
Humboldt229424
Glenn189419
Colusa16919
Calaveras159623
Siskiyou140813
Mono10834
Inyo92429
Del Norte8532
Plumas5735
Modoc3793
Mariposa3444
Trinity3024
Alpine730
Sierra700
Unassigned00
Chico
Partly Cloudy
68° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 68°
Oroville
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 69°
Chico
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 68°
Red Bluff
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 69°
Red Bluff
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 69°
Chico
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 68°
Very gusty winds, dry weather, and warm temperatures are ahead for your Martin Luther King Jr. Day today. We'll be very windy, but not as warm on Tuesday. Lighter winds, cooler temperatures, and the potential for wet weather will return in your extended forecast.
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