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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.

Cases: 3582320

Reported Deaths: 53083
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119601721676
Riverside2904983849
San Bernardino2870552959
Orange2617983966
San Diego2613533342
Santa Clara1110761798
Kern103756915
Fresno957851451
Sacramento937901498
Alameda809501271
Ventura77952870
San Joaquin671231150
Contra Costa62931695
Stanislaus56433953
Tulare48114768
Monterey42335329
San Mateo39148521
San Francisco34387422
Santa Barbara32147420
Solano30216165
Merced29264407
Sonoma28261301
Imperial26926638
Kings22091220
Placer19911232
San Luis Obispo19751238
Madera15523214
Santa Cruz14736183
Marin13285198
Yolo12867185
Shasta11054179
Butte11007167
El Dorado9195100
Napa908072
Sutter889998
Yuba577638
San Benito577061
Lassen562324
Tehama510452
Nevada398874
Tuolumne396659
Mendocino382643
Amador347441
Humboldt323033
Lake316941
Glenn223223
Colusa214013
Calaveras191849
Siskiyou178414
Inyo132137
Mono12144
Del Norte10085
Plumas6536
Modoc4604
Mariposa3957
Trinity3735
Sierra1000
Alpine820
Unassigned00
Chico
Partly Cloudy
48° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 43°
Oroville
Partly Cloudy
49° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 43°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
48° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 43°
Red Bluff
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 42°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 42°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
48° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 43°
We begin a cooling trend with rain & snow returning Friday evening into Saturday morning. More wet weather is expected next week with cold temperatures.
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