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Storm Tracker Forecast: Fire Danger and 90s

Fire danger increases through Thursday thanks to warm, dry weather and strong winds. Next weekend we could see our first 90 degree day of the season.

Posted: Apr 11, 2021 5:30 PM

Fire danger is on the rise this week and it starts on Sunday. Highs will reach the low-80s with winds gusting from the north between 20 & 30 mph. This will bring dry conditions to a region seeing near-record dry vegetation. All of these things add up to increased fire danger. The winds are increasing thanks to a disturbance moving to our east.

Monday, winds will stay gusty and it will be warmer with some reaching the mid-80s with sunny skies.

Tuesday the disturbance that cause strong winds on Sunday will grow in size. This will lead to cooler temperatures on Tuesday and windier weather. Highs will be in the upper-70s with a couple clouds and maybe a few sprinkles in the Sierra. Winds will gust 40-50 mph which will bring another fire danger concern on Tuesday and possibly Wednesday. Wednesday valley highs cool a few more degrees into the mid-70s.

Highs remain in the mid-70s through Thursday before slowing warming back up to 80 degrees by next weekend.

By the weekend's end, Sunday could reach 90 degrees. The average first 90 degree day is May 4th which would make it some very early season warmth. Quite unusual but not unheard of when looking back at temperature records.

Chico
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 55°
Oroville
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 60°
Paradise
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 55°
Chester
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 66°
Red Bluff
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 66°
Willows
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 55°
Dry conditions, warmer temperatures, and gusty north winds will drive high fire danger and a Red Flag Warning across most of northern California Monday. Winds will diminish and temperatures will warm up on Tuesday. We'll stay dry and heat up later this week. Cooler temperatures then return for your weekend.
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