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 Angeles1958054760
Riverside38487738
Orange38066653
San Bernardino34017477
San Diego30516568
Kern21228151
Fresno15759138
San Joaquin11958180
Alameda11909192
Santa Clara11030192
Sacramento10174148
Tulare9990193
Imperial9513232
Stanislaus9308135
Contra Costa8176131
Ventura787777
San Francisco698961
Santa Barbara652663
San Mateo5744120
Marin518076
Monterey496634
Merced458351
Kings445356
Solano380638
Sonoma311339
Madera211432
Placer195318
San Luis Obispo192616
Yolo161442
Santa Cruz11964
Butte10128
Napa9809
Sutter8406
San Benito6894
El Dorado6681
Lassen6320
Yuba5334
Shasta3979
Colusa3574
Mendocino3419
Glenn3321
Nevada3161
Tehama2461
Humboldt2454
Lake2111
Mono1451
Tuolumne1442
Amador1370
Calaveras1361
Del Norte900
Siskiyou880
Inyo641
Mariposa592
Plumas330
Trinity50
Modoc40
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 82°
Oroville
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 84°
Paradise
Few Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 82°
Chester
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 85°
Red Bluff
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 89°
Willows
Few Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 82°
Much cooler temperatures and the potential for mountain thunderstorms are ahead in your Wednesday forecast. Thunderstorms will result in increased concerns for fire danger. Much hotter temperatures are ahead for your weekend.
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