Get ready for a hot start to your work week across Northern California. Skies are clear for the start of your Monday and we'll be staying sunny today. Temperatures have dipped into the high 40's to mid 50's in the valley overnight, and mountain areas are in the 20's to 30's this morning. Winds are expected to be up to around 10mph out of the North, and humidity is projected to dip into the 10 to 25 percent range this afternoon. The very dry conditions will keep fire danger a concern today, but the Red Flag Warning from this past weekend has been allowed to expire. High temperatures will be very hot this afternoon. Valley areas are projected to top out in the high 80's to low 90's today and mountain areas will end up in the mid 70's to mid 80's.
A very welcome cooling trend is on the way for the middle of your work week, but dry and windy weather will bring increased concerns for fire danger on Wednesday and Thursday. Skies will stay mostly sunny on Tuesday and temperatures will be around or above average. Valley areas are projected to top out in the mid 80's on Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures will slide back into the mid 70's in the valley on Wednesday. The cooler weather will be a relief from the heat, but gusty winds and low humidity will bring high fire danger back to our region. The winds will be very strong for this time of year. Looks like we can expect sustained winds up to 20mph in the valley on Wednesday and Thursday, with gusts up to around 50mph possible on both of those days. Low humidity with poor overnight recovery will also be a factor. Most of the valley will have humidity dip to below 20 percent for Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, with humidity only rising into the 30 to 40 percent range overnight. High temperatures will end up back in the high 70's to low 80's on Thursday. Winds will diminish for the end of your work week, and temepratures will climb back into the low 80's for the entire valley on Friday. We'll be dry with valley high temperatures in the high 70's to low 80's this weekend.