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Storm Tracker Forecast: Record heat possible in your extended forecast

We'll be warmer and windy on Friday across Northern California. Dry and warm with partly cloudy skies through your weekend. The heat ramps up next week and some cities could be setting new high temperature records as we head towards the middle of next week.

Posted: Apr 23, 2020 6:13 PM

We had sunny skies, very warm temperatures, and gusty North winds across Northern California on Thursday. High pressure off the coast of California was the dominant feature in our forecast today and will continue to be through your extended forecast. Temperatures topped out in the high 70's to mid 80's in the valley, in the low to mid 70's in the foothills, and in the 60's to 70's in mountain areas this afternoon. Sustained winds out of the North were mostly up to around 10 to 15mph, but Chico has sustained winds of over 20mph this afternoon. Gusts today reached 20 to 30mph out of the North. Winds will still be up to around 15mph out of the Northwest tonight.

We'll be even warmer on Friday, but winds are not expected to be as strong as what we saw on Thursday. Temperatures will dip into the mid to high 50's across the valley and foothills overnght, and into the 30's to 40's in the mountains for the start of your Friday. High temperatures will top out in the mid to high 80's in the valley, and in the mid 70's to low 80's in the foothills and mountains. Skies will be mostly sunny. Sustained winds will be out of the Northwest to around 15mph in the valley and we'll have the potential for gusts of up to 25mph in the mid valley again on Friday.

High pressure will flatten over our region this weekend as an area of low pressure passes through to our North, but we'll be staying dry and warm. High temperatures will still be in the mid to high 80's for the valley this weekend and we'll have mid to high 70's in the foothills and mountains. We are expecting an increase in clouds on Saturday, which will leave us partly cloudy for your afternoon in the valley and partly to mostly cloudy for the afternoon in the mountains. Winds will mostly be out of the West to 15mph this weekend.

Sunday into Monday the low pressure passing through to our North will head East. We'll have high pressure building into California from the start to middle of next week. Temperatures will be similar to the weekend on Monday, but we'll see a big uptick in high temperatures on Tuesday and Wedneseday. We'll have the potential for record setting high temperatures from Tuesday through Thursday of next week. The hottest day of your extended forecast is currently projected to be on Tuesday, with high temperatures dropping by one or two degrees the two following days. If our current forecast holds then Redding will set a new high temperature record on Tuesday and Red Bluff will tie the previous record for that date set in 2013. Both of those cities are currently projected to hit 94 degrees on Tuesday, 92 degrees on Wednesday, and 90 degrees on Thursday. The latest outlook has temperatures continuing to drop as we head through the end of next week, but we will be staying well above average and dry through the end of next week. Longer range models are hinting at a chance for showers returning next Saturday.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3563578

Reported Deaths: 51953
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119089421328
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2862912816
Orange2610223904
San Diego2596413271
Santa Clara1104221777
Kern102627826
Fresno952021443
Sacramento931801472
Alameda804961241
Ventura77534844
San Joaquin665691101
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus56024946
Tulare47784758
Monterey42138328
San Mateo38922515
San Francisco34213410
Santa Barbara31763409
Solano30024164
Merced28915397
Sonoma28063298
Imperial26888591
Kings21951218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15436209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12816185
Shasta10972174
Butte10941160
El Dorado9095100
Napa901469
Sutter884597
San Benito575959
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Nevada395274
Tuolumne394659
Mendocino379643
Amador345741
Humboldt318033
Lake315341
Glenn222023
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128737
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 66°
Oroville
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 65°
Chico
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 66°
Red Bluff
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 71°
Red Bluff
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 71°
Chico
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 66°
Windy & sunny conditions continue Sunday with more sunshine next week. Next weekend there will be a chance for some showers.
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