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: 252895

Reported Deaths: 6334
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1078263457
Riverside19450479
Orange16191363
San Diego15696387
San Bernardino13676269
Imperial7039114
Alameda6556140
Fresno585177
Kern513081
Santa Clara5077160
Tulare4627136
San Joaquin447455
Sacramento400469
San Francisco377650
Contra Costa356481
San Mateo3536108
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Marin271921
Kings260032
Stanislaus253144
Monterey191515
Solano147625
Sonoma135911
Merced127211
Placer82811
San Luis Obispo7012
Yolo61325
Madera5785
Santa Cruz4553
Napa3764
San Benito2652
Sutter2433
Lassen2420
El Dorado2260
Butte2063
Shasta1484
Humboldt1444
Nevada1291
Glenn1220
Yuba1061
Tehama881
Lake870
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Del Norte581
Calaveras530
Mono451
Tuolumne430
Inyo331
Amador310
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 80°
Oroville
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 80°
Paradise
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 80°
Chester
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 58°
Red Bluff
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 79°
Willows
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 80°
Temperatures return to seasonal averages as we see a dip in the jet stream through the middle of the week but triple digit heat returns by the weekend.
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