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Storm Tracker Forecast: Record heat this week and showers next week

Record highs in the forecast with some getting close to 100 degrees on Friday. Next week there is a large cool down with the chance for showers.

Posted: May 6, 2020 10:47 AM

Today will be very similar to yesterday except no cloud cover. I am expecting nothing but sunny skies with highs in the mid-80s today. The big difference today, however, will be the winds. Strong North winds will gust up to 30 mph in some valley locations. This will dry us out and prime us for a big warming trend into Friday.

Tomorrow will still be sunny & breezy, but not as windy as today. We will be very dry will low humidity values and will be warming into the low-to-mid 90s.

Friday, the ridge of high pressure that has been moving in, reaches its peak strength. This will lead to temperatures in the valley soaring into the upper-90s with a few 100 degree temperatures possible, particularly in the north valley. This would break some records. Saturday will still be hot but a degree or two cooler than Friday. So the chances for triple digits are unlikely on Saturday. Still, though. If you have any outdoor plans on Friday or Saturday, plan accordingly. Bring plenty of water with you, wear light clothing, and find the shade if you can. Also, don't forget to protect your skin! Wear a hat and some sunscreen, as needed.

Sunday is Mother's Day! It will still be hot but highs will be dropping into the low-90s with partly cloudy skies. It could also be a bit breezy at times.

Monday and Tuesday we have big changes. Highs will be in the low-80s on Monday then into the low-70s on Tuesday. The cooling trend is brought on by a very strong disturbance moving into the area from the West. The added cloud cover and return of the southerly delta breeze will also help with the cooling. Rain chances also look possible in the valley on Monday and likely in the mountains. The showers will be light but could become more widespread on Tuesday. Some weather models do not agree with this solution, so there is high uncertainty in the forecast, at the moment. Weather models are really only decent 5 to maybe 6 days out before things start looking very wonky and unlikely. I will be monitoring the chance for showers and cooler weather closely and keep you updated this week.

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CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles487612201
Riverside7139303
San Diego6882249
Orange5646136
San Bernardino4567176
Alameda304993
Santa Clara2688140
San Francisco240840
San Mateo196382
Kern194136
Tulare179679
Santa Barbara160412
Fresno153526
Contra Costa137537
Imperial135224
Sacramento131956
Ventura101732
San Joaquin77133
Kings6983
Stanislaus67028
Sonoma5244
Solano49920
Monterey4298
Marin42014
Merced2737
San Luis Obispo2631
Santa Cruz2052
Yolo20022
Placer1949
Napa1093
Humboldt982
Madera902
El Dorado800
San Benito762
Sutter422
Nevada411
Butte400
Del Norte400
Shasta374
Mono351
Yuba281
Mendocino230
Lake190
Inyo191
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Glenn130
Amador100
Siskiyou61
Colusa50
Tuolumne40
Plumas40
Lassen40
Tehama41
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 81°
Oroville
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 81°
Paradise
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 81°
Chester
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 69°
Red Bluff
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 82°
Willows
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 107° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 81°
Today a heat wave continues but tomorrow night rain moves in, lasting into Saturday with much cooler temperatures. We warm up again on Tuesday.
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