Storm Tracker Forecast: Excessive Heat Warning continues today

Temperatures are getting even hotter across Northern California this afternoon, but some relief is on the way for your weekend.

Posted: Aug 15, 2019 6:24 AM

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.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 783313

Reported Deaths: 15018
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2598176330
Riverside566811153
San Bernardino52287908
Orange518731127
San Diego44293796
Kern31261350
Fresno27560355
Sacramento21171375
Alameda20494374
Santa Clara20252296
San Joaquin19793414
Stanislaus16289332
Contra Costa15734199
Tulare15599256
Ventura12236143
Imperial11558314
San Francisco1069697
San Mateo9522143
Monterey936066
Santa Barbara8846110
Merced8750134
Kings726877
Sonoma6998114
Marin6557112
Solano608555
Madera429658
Placer342841
San Luis Obispo336027
Yolo274054
Butte273835
Santa Cruz21898
Sutter164210
Napa160413
San Benito129011
Yuba11187
El Dorado10644
Mendocino83318
Lassen7310
Shasta66814
Glenn5503
Colusa5096
Nevada5066
Tehama4904
Humboldt4826
Lake45910
Calaveras31114
Amador28616
Tuolumne2214
Inyo18714
Mono1642
Siskiyou1610
Del Norte1361
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc230
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Overcast
62° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 62°
Oroville
Overcast
62° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 62°
Paradise
Overcast
62° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 62°
Chester
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 32°
Red Bluff
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 65°
Willows
Overcast
62° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 62°
Most of the forecast will remain pleasant and seasonable with big changes possible by next weekend.
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