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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

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Confirmed Cases: 574231

Reported Deaths: 10476
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2105434998
Riverside41983820
Orange40527726
San Bernardino36072546
San Diego32975594
Kern24440171
Fresno17846171
Alameda13631209
San Joaquin12864223
Santa Clara12694205
Sacramento12040177
Tulare10862196
Stanislaus10264169
Imperial9693244
Contra Costa9404139
Ventura863492
San Francisco762367
Santa Barbara670469
San Mateo6318120
Merced573670
Monterey544635
Marin540481
Kings445356
Solano427441
Sonoma367047
Madera246339
Placer231922
San Luis Obispo225416
Yolo183444
Santa Cruz12436
Butte12388
Napa107411
Sutter9527
San Benito7654
El Dorado7552
Lassen6830
Yuba6464
Mendocino47210
Shasta45910
Colusa3914
Glenn3603
Nevada3571
Humboldt2864
Tehama2761
Lake2402
Amador1822
Mono1581
Tuolumne1553
Calaveras1471
Inyo1063
Siskiyou1020
Del Norte1000
Mariposa622
Plumas360
Modoc50
Trinity50
Sierra40
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 72°
Oroville
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 72°
Paradise
Few Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 72°
Chester
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 70°
Red Bluff
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 75°
Willows
Few Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 72°
We won't be as hot today, but the threat of thunderstorms will result in elevated fire danger this afternoon and tonight. The heat ramps up through your extended forecast.
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