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Storm Tracker Forecast: Hotter temperatures and elevated fire danger ahead

Temperatures are on the rise and fire danger is getting higher this week.

Posted: Jul 23, 2019 6:37 AM

The heat continues in your Tuesday forecast, and even hotter weather is on the way later this week. Skies are clear for the start of your Tuesday morning, and we'll be sunny across Northern California today. Temperatures are starting out very warm this morning. Valley aresas are in the high 60's to mid 70's, and mountain areas are starting out in the high 40's to mid 50's this morning. Winds are starting out mostly calm and out of the Northeast this morning, but will shift to become out of the Southeast this afternoon. Sustained winds will be up to 15mph out of the South, with gusts up to around 25mph later today. Humidity is projected to dip into the 15 to 25 percent range later today. High temperatures will be very similar to what we had on Monday. Valley areas will top out in the high 90's to low triple digits and mountain areas will end up in the high 80's to mid 90's.Fire danger will be high this afternoon, and is expected to stay elevated for the remainder of the week. The low humidity and hot temperatures are making fuels dry and that is resulting in higher fire danger ahead.

The warming trend will ramp up even more for the rest of your week. Valley areas will top out in the 100 to 104 degree range on Wednesday. High temperatures will stay a few degrees over the century makr through Friday and skies will be mostly sunny late this week. We do have a slight chance for some thunderstorms tracking North into our portion of the Sierra on Thursday, but the latest models are keeping most of the activity to our South. This weekend will be very hot. Mountain areas will mostly be in the low to mid 90's, and valley areas will end up in the 102 to 110 degree range on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday is expected to be slightly hotter than Saturday. Make sure to plan your outdoor activities for earlier in the day. We're staying very hot for the start of next week, but models are hinting at a possible cooling trend towards the end of next week. Make sure you dress for the heat, stay hydrated and keep a close eye on loved ones during the peak heat of the day. Heat related illness will be very possible over the next week.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 779491

Reported Deaths: 14893
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2585166330
Riverside566811153
San Bernardino51750858
Orange516461123
San Diego44007757
Kern31148340
Fresno27487355
Sacramento21171375
Alameda20364370
Santa Clara20129295
San Joaquin19793414
Stanislaus16229329
Contra Costa15640198
Tulare15517256
Ventura12167142
Imperial11534312
San Francisco1064096
Monterey933765
San Mateo9332142
Santa Barbara8803109
Merced8719133
Kings715877
Sonoma6987114
Marin6522112
Solano608555
Madera429658
Placer340741
San Luis Obispo333227
Yolo273253
Butte272033
Santa Cruz21758
Sutter163110
Napa159213
San Benito127211
Yuba11127
El Dorado10584
Mendocino82218
Lassen7310
Shasta66814
Glenn5483
Nevada5035
Colusa5026
Tehama4874
Humboldt4826
Lake43310
Calaveras30513
Amador28616
Tuolumne2204
Inyo18714
Mono1632
Siskiyou1600
Del Norte1351
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc230
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Scattered Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 86°
Oroville
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 84°
Paradise
Scattered Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 86°
Chester
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 69°
Red Bluff
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 88°
Willows
Scattered Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 86°
Most of the forecast will remain pleasant and seasonable with big changes possible by next weekend.
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