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Storm Tracker Forecast Hot End To Spring and Start To Summer

The wind will weaken and fire danger will lessen, but high temperatures will get much hotter Friday through most of next week.

Posted: Jun 18, 2020 6:02 PM

The Red Flag Warning for high fire danger is still in effect now, but is set to expire at 8pm tonight. Winds have stayed strong today, but have not been as strong as Wednesday. Sustained winds were in the 15 to 20mph range and gusts reached up to around 25mph. Humidity did dip into the single digits to teens in most areas this afternoon. The gusty winds and very low humidity were the main driving factors in the elevated fire danger. Temperatures also warmed up across our region this afternoon. Valley areas mostly topped out in the mid to high 90's, foothills areas ended up in the mid to high 80's, and mountain areas ended up in the 70's to 80's.

High pressure building into the West Coast from the Pacific will continue to be the main driving factor through your extended forecast, but winds will be shifting as the ridge moves overhead. You can expect very dry and hot conditions on the way over the next 7 days. Valley temperatures will start out in the 60's on Friday and will end up in the high 90's to low triple digits. Foothill areas will start out in the mid to high 60's on Friday morning and will top out in the 80's to mid 90's, while mountain areas start out in the 40's and end up in the 80's to 90's. Winds will be out of the North to 10mph in the morning, but will shift to become out of the Southeast to around 10mph in the afternoon.

Very hot and dry weather is on the way for your weekend and we'll only be getting hotter through the remainder of your 7 day forecast. Valley temperatures will dip into the 60's to low 70's, and end up in the triple digits this weekend. High temperatures will continue to climb into the 103 to 108 degree range as we head through next week. Fooghill areas will have high temperatures in the 90's through the weekend and then mid to high 90's by the middle of next week. Mountain areas will end up in the mid 90's in the Sierra next week, while the Northern Mountains end up in the 90's to low triple digits. Make sure you're planning ahead and staying safe in the heat. Dress for the hotter temperatures, drink plenty of water and plan your outdoor activities for earlier in the day.

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CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2142835112
Riverside43376824
Orange41823745
San Bernardino38290555
San Diego33157602
Kern25179183
Fresno17978191
Alameda14112209
San Joaquin13870235
Santa Clara12962207
Sacramento12274179
Tulare11643205
Stanislaus10855177
Contra Costa10103149
Imperial9919252
Ventura874093
San Francisco783467
Santa Barbara707473
San Mateo6535122
Merced610274
Monterey562839
Marin547181
Kings506762
Solano433841
Sonoma382551
Madera259040
Placer237724
San Luis Obispo230017
Yolo189845
Santa Cruz13166
Butte12808
Napa114211
Sutter10197
El Dorado7852
San Benito7674
Lassen6830
Yuba6784
Mendocino47810
Shasta46910
Glenn4363
Colusa3975
Nevada3571
Tehama3041
Humboldt2934
Lake2532
Amador19510
Calaveras1611
Mono1601
Tuolumne1592
Inyo1135
Siskiyou1060
Del Norte1040
Mariposa632
Plumas370
Trinity60
Modoc50
Sierra50
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 102° Lo: 72°
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Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 103° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 68°
Paradise
Clear
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Hi: 95° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 72°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 86° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 45°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 103° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 69°
Willows
Clear
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Hi: 104° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 72°
The weather of northern California is beginning to heat up again, and we have potentially dangerous heat coming our way in the short and long term.
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