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Storm Tracker Forecast: Major warming trend ahead

Temperatures are getting very hot for the rest of your work week, but some relief from the heat is on the way for your weekend.

Posted: Aug 13, 2019 6:50 AM

Get ready for intense heat to return to Northern California over the next several days. Skies are clear this morning, and we have plenty of sunshine ahead in your forecast. Temperatures are expected to become much hotter over the next few days. Some substantial changes have occured in the models for the remainder of the week, and are resulting in temperatures well above the century mark in the valley. High pressure building back out to the West from the four corners region will be the dominant influence on our region through the end of the week. Temperatures are starting out in the 60's to 70's in the valley this morning, and mountain areas have only dipped into the mid 40's to low 50's overnight. Winds are starting out of the Northeast to around 10mph this morning, but will shift to become out of the South to 10mph this afternoon. The South winds aren't going to do much to mitigate the heat this afternoon. Humidity is expected to dip into the 15 to 30 percent range in the valley this afternoon. High temperatures are projected to top out in the high 90's to around 103 degrees in the valley this afternoon, and mountain areas will top out in the high 80's to mid 90's later today. The dry and hot weather will result in high fire danger this afternoon.

Temperatures are projected to soar past the century mark in the valley from Wednesday through Friday. Valley areas will mostly top out in the 105 to 110 degree range for the middle to latter part of your work week. Skies will stay sunny and low temperatures are expected to end up in the high 60's to low 70's in the valley. Mountain areas will mostly be in the 90's over the next few afternoons. We are expecting a very modest cooling trend to return this weekend as low pressure out in the Pacific moves into the Pacific Northwest. We'll dip back into the mid to high 90's in the valley on Saturday and then down into the low to mid 90's on Sunday. Skies will stay sunny through your weekend and any chance for showers is expected to stay to our North. Models have backed off on the chance for thunderstorms over the weekend. We'll see another warming trend on the way for next week, but the current long range outlook does not put us anywhere near the heat we'll experience through the end of this week. Please make sure to stay safe in the heat. Dress for the hotter temperatures, drink plenty of water, and keep a close eye on loved ones during the peak heat hours of the day.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 919276

Reported Deaths: 17529
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles3033697040
Riverside672991305
San Bernardino638501073
Orange592131467
San Diego55540881
Kern34027420
Fresno31096439
Sacramento25750496
Santa Clara24558402
Alameda23576462
San Joaquin21906490
Contra Costa18817243
Stanislaus17760399
Tulare17678288
Ventura14347165
Imperial12983336
San Francisco12241145
Monterey1147291
San Mateo11232159
Santa Barbara9874126
Merced9572155
Sonoma9569136
Kings841183
Solano748076
Marin7099127
Madera505776
Placer424857
San Luis Obispo419132
Yolo323460
Butte310752
Santa Cruz282125
Napa197916
Shasta196231
Sutter187812
San Benito144415
El Dorado13614
Yuba133410
Mendocino114221
Tehama9139
Lassen7661
Lake70016
Glenn6783
Nevada6288
Humboldt56810
Colusa5536
Calaveras34721
Amador33516
Tuolumne2794
Inyo23415
Siskiyou2050
Del Norte1801
Mono1802
Mariposa802
Plumas730
Modoc430
Trinity280
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
46° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 44°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 79° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 47°
Paradise
Few Clouds
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Hi: 74° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 44°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 73° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 21°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 82° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 45°
Willows
Few Clouds
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Hi: 81° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 44°
The weather over northern California has finally calmed substantially. Although it would be fantastic to have valley rain and mountain snow, we have some exceptional weather ahead for the end of October and beginning of November.
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