Get ready for severe heat across Northern California today. An Excessive Heat Warning is currently in place for the valley and foothills, and will stay in effect through 10pm Friday night. Skies are clear for the start of your Thursday and temperatures have stayed warmer overnight. Valley areas are mostly starting out in the 70's, and most mountain areas are in the 50's this morning. Winds will be out of the North to 10mph and humidity will dip into the 5 to 20 percent range this afternoon. High temperatures are projected to climb into the 105 to 110 degree range in the valley this afternoon, and mountain areas will top out in hte 92 to 98 degree range later today. The hot and very dry conditions are resulting in high fire danger today. If winds were stronger we may have a Fire Weather Watch or Red Flag Warning in place, but neither are expected to go into effect today. Despite the lack of a warning fire danger is still very high today.
Triple digit heat will persist for the entire valley on Friday and mountain areas are expected to top out in the 90's again on Friday afternoon. We're going to stay dry and sunny through your entire 7 day forecast. High temperatures will dip to below warning criteria on Saturday, but valley areas will still end up in the mid 90's to low triple digits on Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will then drop to just below average on Sunday. That means valley highs will range in the low to mid 90's on Suday afternoon. Monday looks very similar to Sunday, but another warming trend will push temperatures back into the mid 90's to low triple digits on Tuesday. High 90's to low triple digits are then projected for the middle to latter part of next week. Make sure you're staying hydrated and dressing for the heat over the next few days. Wear loose fitting and light colored clothing if you can.