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Storm Tracker Forecast: High fire danger & hotter temperatures today

Temperatures are on the rise and fire danger is staying high through the middle of this week

Posted: Sep 24, 2019 6:33 AM

Gusty winds and very dry conditions will continue to drive critical fire danger across Northern California today. A Red Flag Warning is currently in place for the valley and foothills, and has been extended through 7pm Wednesday evening. The previous expiration time on that warning was 11am Wednesday morning. The big factors in the elevated fire danger will be gusty North winds, and very low humidity with poor recovery overnight. Sustained winds will be up to 25mph out of the North today, and gusts could reach 40mph this afternoon. Humidity will bottom out in the 10 to 20 percent range later today and stay below 50 percent overnight tonight. Skies are clear and conditions are dry for the start of your Tuesday. Temperatures are much warmer across the valley this morning and slightly warmer in the mountains. Valley areas are starting out in the 60's to 70's this morning, and mountain areas are mostly in the 40's early today. Skies will stay sunny and winds will be picking up this afternoon. High temperatures are going to be hot for the next few days. Valley areas are projected to climb into the mid to high 90's this afternoon, and mountain areas will end up anywhere from the high 70's to low 80's in the Sierra to mid 80's to low 90's in the Northern Mountains later today.

Strong winds and low humidity will keep fire danger very high on Wednesday. Temperatures will be flirting with triple digits in the valley on Wednesday afternoon and mountain areas will mostly end up in the 80's. The latest outlook keeps temperatures a bit hotter on Thursday than what previous models were suggesting. Valley areas will more than likely stay in the mid 90's on Thursday, but will dip back into the mid 80's on Friday. High temperatures will then slide down into the low to mid 70's in the valley this weekend. Skies will become cloudy as we get closer to the weekend and there will be a good chance for mountain showers on Saturday and Sunday. The latest projections are keeping the valley cloudy but mostly dry on Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will continue to cool into the start of next week, when valley high temperatures are projected to top out in the mid to high 60's.

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CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2893666877
Riverside640751272
San Bernardino597791021
Orange570711410
San Diego52735853
Kern33448410
Fresno30051429
Sacramento24425468
Santa Clara23355378
Alameda22738433
San Joaquin21187484
Contra Costa18157234
Stanislaus17341392
Tulare17120275
Ventura13901160
Imperial12475335
San Francisco11901133
Monterey1109183
San Mateo10810157
Santa Barbara9608119
Merced9314152
Sonoma8934129
Kings815983
Solano711774
Marin7019124
Madera488673
San Luis Obispo400932
Placer397852
Yolo307356
Butte301950
Santa Cruz270623
Napa188214
Sutter179612
Shasta172329
San Benito140314
El Dorado12834
Yuba125310
Mendocino110321
Tehama7748
Lassen7571
Lake67015
Glenn6393
Nevada5828
Humboldt5549
Colusa5456
Calaveras33317
Amador31316
Tuolumne2494
Inyo21515
Siskiyou1840
Mono1752
Del Norte1731
Mariposa782
Plumas540
Modoc270
Trinity230
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 91°
Oroville
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 89°
Paradise
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 91°
Chester
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 72°
Red Bluff
Clear
95° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 95°
Willows
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 91°
Gusty winds, hot temperatures, and dry conditions are prompting a Red Flag Warning for high fire danger today. Gusty winds will keep fire danger high through the end of the week, but a welcome cooling trend is on the way in your extended forecast.
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