Storm Tracker Forecast: The heat is on for the rest of this week

Temperatures are on the rise through the end of this week, but a big cooling trend is on the way in your extended forecast.

Posted: Sep 12, 2019 6:31 AM

We're staying sunny and heating up across Northern California for the rest of this week. Winds out of the North could bring bigger impacts to valley air quality over the next few days as smoke from the current fires burning in our region could be pushed down into the valley from the Sierra. You may want to limit your time outdoors in the afternoon. Skies are clear for the start of your Thursday and temperatures are close to what we had 24 hours ago. Valley areas have dipped into the 50's to 60's overnight, and mountain areas are starting out in the 30's to 40's this morning. Winds will be out of the North to around 10mph today and skies will stay sunny. Humidity is going to get a little bit lower and that is not helpful for fire danger. The biggest concern for fire danger will continue to be the very dry fuels across our region. Fire danger will be in the high range for today. High temperatures are projected to top out in the mid to high 90's in the valley this afternoon, and mountain areas will end up in the low 80's to around 90 degrees later today.

The trend of sunny skies and above average temperatures will continue through Saturday. Valley areas will be in the mid 90's to around 100 degrees for both Friday and Saturday. The North winds will continue to be an issue for air quality as we head into your weekend and skies will stay sunny. We do have a big change of pace working into your forecast on Sunday. Temperatures are projected to dip back into the mid 80's to low 90's in the valley on Sunday and some clouds will fill back into our region. There will be a chance for some showers returning to the Northern Mountains as early as Sunday night, and then widespread showers are expected to return to Northern California on Monday. Valley areas can expect a decent chance for showers, and mountain areas will have a good chance for showers and thunderstorms both Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures are projected to top out in the mid to high 70's in the valley for the start of next week, and mountain areas will be in the 50's to 60's.There will even be a chance for some snowfall across our highest elevations for the start of next week. Models are currently hinting at another warming trend returning to our region from the middle to latter part of next week.

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