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Storm Tracker Forecast: Elevated fire danger & unhealthy air quality

Dry fuels and the potential for thunderstorms are keeping fire danger high today. Air quality is expected to stay in the unhealthy to very unhealthy range through your Tuesday. Temperatures will get a little hotter late this week.

Posted: Aug 25, 2020 6:12 AM
Updated: Aug 25, 2020 7:04 AM

Poor air quality, slightly above average temperatures, and elevated fire danger from the lingering threat of thunderstorms are all in store for your Tuesday forecast. The Fire Weather Watch set to go into effect this afternoon has now been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning in Modoc, Lassen, and Plumas Counties from noon through 9PM today. Afternoon thunderstorm activity will be possible along the Sierra Crest, the Southern Cascades, and the Northern Mountains. There will also be a very slight threat of thunderstorm activity in the valley this afternoon.

Smoke continues to blanket northern California for the start of your Tuesday and conditions will be smoky to hazy today. Air quality is starting out in the unhealthy to very unhealthy range this morning and will stay very impacted through the day. You're going to want to limit your time outdoors again today. Some scattered showers have continued to track north through higher elevations this morning and the threat of thunderstorms is expected to return to mountain areas this afternoon. There will also be a very slight threat of thunderstorms in the valley. Temperatures are starting out in the 60's to 70's in the valley and foothills, and in the 50's for most mountain areas early today. Winds are light and out of the northeast this morning, but will be out of the south to around 10mph this afternoon. High temperatures are projected to end up in the mid 90's in the valley this afternoon, and in the 80's to lower 90's in the foothills and mountains. Low humidity, dry fuels, and the threat of thunderstorms will result in fire danger in the high range this afternoon.

Smoke and haze will continue to impact our forecast for the duration of the fires burning in our region and temperatures will become slightly hotter late this week and weekend. Valley areas can expect high temperatures to climb back into the high 90's to low triple digits from Friday through the weekend, while mountain and foothill areas mostly top out in the upper 80's to mid 90's. There will be a chance for some mountain thunderstorms again on Wednesday and on Friday. Mostly dry weather without unsettled conditions are expected across our region through the end of your extended forecast. Models are currently split on whether or not we can expect a modest cooling trend from Sunday through early next week, but we should get a better idea of what to expect over the next few days. Our current forecast keeps high temperatures above average.

Please make sure to use extra caution with elevated fire danger continuing in our forecast, and limit your time outdoors while air quality remains impacted.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1215455

Reported Deaths: 19151
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3958437639
San Bernardino930191129
Riverside868541437
San Diego81084997
Orange778191577
Kern41328448
Fresno38288481
Sacramento36905576
Santa Clara34292476
Alameda29476512
San Joaquin25742502
Contra Costa23895261
Stanislaus21714424
Tulare20701308
Ventura19510175
Imperial16019356
San Francisco15450160
Monterey15328121
San Mateo14148170
Sonoma12198157
Merced11688179
Santa Barbara11481135
Kings1109387
Solano1025281
Marin7755129
Placer649768
San Luis Obispo612936
Madera611985
Shasta488247
Yolo482776
Santa Cruz442628
Butte389459
Sutter333216
Napa303317
El Dorado24154
Yuba203610
San Benito188016
Lassen17733
Tehama167825
Mendocino145823
Nevada12729
Tuolumne9818
Glenn9258
Lake92019
Humboldt8509
Colusa7116
Siskiyou6242
Amador56316
Mono5483
Calaveras47822
Del Norte3281
Inyo29016
Plumas2150
Trinity1580
Mariposa1312
Modoc1310
Alpine500
Sierra190
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 37°
Oroville
Clear
40° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 40°
Paradise
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 37°
Chester
Clear
21° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 21°
Red Bluff
Clear
35° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 30°
Willows
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 30°
Above average temperatures and sunny skies will be in in the forecast for the next 7 days. Sadly, no rain.
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