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Storm Tracker Forecast: Hotter with high fire danger today

The Red Flag Warning for high fire danger continues today and the potential for triple digit heat returns to the valley this afternoon.

Posted: Sep 25, 2019 6:29 AM

The Red Flag Warning for high fire danger will continue today and temperatures will be very hot this afternoon across Northern California. The biggest concerns for fire danger will continue to be gusty North winds, and low humidity through this evening. Sustained winds will continue to have the potential to reach 25mph out of the North today and gusts could reach 35 to 40mph. Humidity is projected to dip into the 10 to 25 percent range this afternoon. The Red Flag Warning is currently set to expire at 7pm this evening. The heat will be the other big concern in your Wednesday forecast. You'll want to make sure you are dressed for the heat and staying hydrated today. Try to avoid being out in direct sunlight for long periods of time if you can. Skies are clear for the start of your Wednesday and we've stayed very warm overnight. Valley areas are starting out in the 70's to 80's this morning, and mountain areas have only dipped into the low 50's to low 60's overnight. Skies will stay sunny today and high temperatures are expected to be even hotter than Tuesday. Valley areas will top out in the high 90's to low triple digits this afternoon, and mountain areas will end up in the low 80's to low 90's later today.

A very welcome cooling trend will return to our region late this week and the potential for mostly mountain showers will be on tap for this weekend. High temperatures will drop from the high 90's today down into the low to mid 90's on Thursday. Mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 80's are expected on Friday, then high temperatures will be in the mid 70's this weekend. Showers could arrive as early as Friday night in the Northern Mountains and will then spread across the Cascades and Northern Sierra on Saturday. There will be potential for more mountain showers through Monday morning. High temperatures will end up in the low to mid 70's in the valley from Sunday through Tuesday. Another hot, dry and windy pattern could bring elevated fire danger back into our region for the middle to latter part of next week.

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CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2884516876
Riverside632841269
San Bernardino596961021
Orange568681409
San Diego52355853
Kern33373410
Fresno29911429
Sacramento24304468
Santa Clara23224373
Alameda22636442
San Joaquin21187484
Contra Costa18054234
Stanislaus17292391
Tulare17120275
Ventura13845160
Imperial12410335
San Francisco11877133
Monterey1102283
San Mateo10743157
Santa Barbara9588119
Merced9314152
Sonoma8810129
Kings815183
Solano700974
Marin7001124
Madera483673
San Luis Obispo398532
Placer389852
Yolo306356
Butte301250
Santa Cruz269623
Napa186614
Sutter179612
Shasta167929
San Benito140114
El Dorado12774
Yuba125310
Mendocino108921
Tehama7648
Lassen7571
Lake66315
Glenn6393
Nevada5818
Colusa5456
Humboldt5448
Calaveras33317
Amador30916
Tuolumne2494
Inyo21215
Siskiyou1840
Mono1752
Del Norte1731
Mariposa782
Plumas540
Modoc270
Trinity200
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 84°
Oroville
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 86°
Paradise
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 84°
Chester
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 68°
Red Bluff
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 89°
Willows
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 84°
Hot & dry conditions are ahead for your Monday. Stronger winds will bring high fire danger back into our forecast this week. Much cooler temperatures & the potential for showers are on the way for your weekend.
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