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Storm Tracker Forecast: High fire danger ahead for your weekend

Cooler today, but we're heating up with elevated fire danger this weekend

Posted: Jun 7, 2019 6:42 AM
Updated: Jun 7, 2019 9:25 AM

Much cooler temperatures are ahead for your Friday forecast, but the cooling trend will be shortlived. High fire danger is returning for your weekend forecast and temperature are expected to heat up through the start of next week. Skies are mostly clear across Northern California this morning, but scattered clouds and showers will be possible in Siskiyou County through this evening. An area of low pressure is passing by our region to the North today and that will help to keep temperatures below average for this time of year. That wet and cooler system will also bring the potenital for scattered showers to the far Northern portion of our region through this evening. Temperatures are cooler for the start of your Friday. Valley areas have dipped into the mid to high 50's in the valley overnight, and mountain areas are starting out in the 30's to 40's this morning. High temperatures are projected to top out in the low 80's in the valley and in the 60's to 70's in the mountains. Winds are going to be out of the North from 10 to 20mph today and humidity will dip into the 10 to 20 percent range. The stronger winds and lower humidity will bring fire danger back into the high range this afternoon, but the Fire Weather Watch will not go into effect for the valley until 6am Saturday morning. A Fire Weather Watch will be in place for the entire valley from 6am Saturday morning through 1pm Sunday afternoon. Gusty North wind and low humidity will be the big driving factors for high fire danger over the next few days. Winds will be out of the North to around 20mph with potential for gusts up to around 40mph. Humidity could dip to as low as 10 percent over the next few days.

Increasing temperatures are fire danger are on the way for your weekend. We'll end up in the mid to high 80's in the valley on Saturday and in the mid to high 90's in the valley on Sunday. Skies will be sunny to mostly sunny across our region. The Fire Weather Watch is set to expire at 1pm on Sunday when winds start to become weaker. Temperatures will continue to rise into next week, with triple digit high temperatures projected for the valley on Monday and Tuesday.

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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
Scattered Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 66°
Oroville
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 74°
Paradise
Scattered Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 66°
Chester
Clear
40° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 40°
Red Bluff
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 63°
Willows
Scattered Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 66°
Heat and haze were on the menu today but a cool-down is in the works for next week.
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