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Storm Tracker Forecast: High fire danger today and a cooling trend ahead

A Red Flag Warning for high fire danger is going into effect this afternoon and a very welcome cooling trend is ahead for your late week and weekend forecast.

Posted: Aug 7, 2019 6:49 AM

Be prepared for another hot afternoon and higher fire danger across Northern California today. A Red Flag Warning is set to go into effect in portions of Modoc and Siskiyou Counties at 2pm this afternoon through 9pm tonight. Low humidity and gusty North winds are the big concerns for that area later today. Fire danger will stay in the high range for the remainder of Northern California but no watches or warning are expected today. We're tracking thin clouds and scattered sprinkles across the Eastern Slopes of the Sierra this morning, but clearing skies and dry weather are expected for your afternoon. Tempertures are starting out in the 60's to 70's in the valley and in the 40's to 50's in the mountains this morning. Winds are out of the Northeast to around 10mph this morning, but will shift to become out of the South to 10mph this afternoon. We could see gusts up to around 25mph out of the South in the Northern portions of our region later today. Humidity is projected to dip into the 15 to 30 percent range this afternoon. Today's high temperatures will be slightly cooler than yesterday but will stil end up around average for this time of year. Valley areas will end up in the mid to high 90's this afternoon, and mountain areas will end up in the mid 80's to mid 90's later today.

Low pressure approaching the West Coast will bring a very welcome cooling trend for the end of the week and start of your weekend. You can expect high temperatures in the high 80's to low 90's in the valley on Friday and then low to mid 80's in the valley on Sunday. Clouds will be increasing for the end of your work week, then a chance for showers and thunderstorms will return to the Northern Mountains and Shasta County on Saturday. The current outlook has showers earlier in the day on Saturday. If we do see the active weather lasting into the afternoon then thunderstorms will become more likely, but the current outlook is calling for a decent chance of showers and a slight threat of thunderstorms on Saturday. Temperatures will begin to rebound on Sunday and a warming trend will return for the latter part of your 7 day forecast. We'll be back in the mid to high 90's on Monday and into the high 90's to triple digits on Tuesday. Make sure you take advantage of the cooler weather while it's here later this week. The cooling trend is expected to be shortlived.

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CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2657756488
Riverside581781189
San Bernardino53669922
Orange529041204
San Diego46001775
Kern31785361
Fresno28106382
Sacramento22026402
Alameda21028404
Santa Clara20882306
San Joaquin20194441
Stanislaus16452348
Contra Costa16327204
Tulare15897259
Ventura12617147
Imperial11781317
San Francisco1103899
San Mateo9785150
Monterey977270
Santa Barbara9003113
Merced8846140
Kings763177
Sonoma7320120
Marin6672117
Solano630963
Madera448165
Placer354244
San Luis Obispo351029
Butte280343
Yolo278955
Santa Cruz23199
Sutter169611
Napa166113
San Benito133111
Yuba11437
El Dorado10984
Mendocino89918
Shasta77717
Lassen7370
Glenn5743
Tehama5404
Lake53411
Nevada5317
Colusa5276
Humboldt5017
Calaveras31414
Amador29616
Tuolumne2274
Inyo18715
Mono1652
Siskiyou1650
Del Norte1391
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc270
Trinity160
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Broken Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 90°
Oroville
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 90°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 90°
Chester
Scattered Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 68°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 91° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 89°
Willows
Broken Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 90°
Friday was a quiet weather day for northern California, ahead of hotter and potentially more dangerous changes this weekend and early next week. A Red Flag Warning will be in effect from Saturday evening through Monday morning.
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