Storm Tracker Forecast: High fire danger continues this week

Winds are not going to be as strong for your Monday, but another strong wind event is on the way for Tuesday. High fire danger and cooler temperatures are ahead

Posted: Oct 28, 2019 6:40 AM

Fire danger remains high today, but lighter winds will result in the Red Flag Warning expiring at 11am this morning. Valley winds have already started to diminish early today, but we're starting out very gusty in the Sierra and Foothills. Gusts have continued to reach up to around 50mph in some higher elevations this morning. Low humidity will continue to be a big factor in the high fire danger today. Humidity is starting out low and is projected to dip into the 5 to 20 percent range again this afternoon. Temperatures are quite chilly for the start of your Monday. Valley areas are in the 30's to low 50's this morning, and mountain areas have dipped into the teens to 20's overnight. Winds will be up to around 15mph out of the Northwest in the valley today and will shift to become out of the Southwest by this evening. As the winds shift, we may take a hit in air quality tonight. Some smoke from the Kincade Fire will likely track into our region this evening. High temperatures will be below average this afternoon. Valley areas will top out in the high 60's to mid 70's, and mountain areas will end up in the 50's to 60's later today.

Another strong wind event is forecasted to arrive on Tuesday. Sustained winds could reach up to 30mph out of the North, and we could be in for gusts up to 50mph on Tuesday afternoon. Humidity will be staying low during that time, and another Red Flag Warning could be issued for our area. Temperatures will be similar on Tuesday to what we're going to see outside for your Monday afternoon. Winds will start to lose strength on Wednesday but will still be strong enough to keep fire danger as a big concern through Wednesday afternoon. Gusts could be as strong as 40mph out of the North on Wednesday. Winds will diminish for your Halloween forecast on Thursday and we'll be staying chilly. Low temperatures will end up in the mid to high 30's in the valley, and high temperatures will only top out in the high 60's to low 70's on Thursday afternoon.

Dry, sunny, and slightly warmer weather is on the way for your Friday and weekend forecast. Temperatures will still fall into the 30's to 40's overnight, but will top out in the mid 70's in the valley during that time. Dry weather persists through your entire extended forecast.

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Seasonably hot weather continued on Monday for northern California with a mix of sunshine and smoke from our area wildfires. A cooling trend is ahead, but it will be brief.
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