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Storm Tracker Forecast: Red Flag Warning & Wind Advisory extended

Gusty North winds and low humidity will continue to drive high fire danger today. Welcome changes return for your weekend.

Posted: Oct 10, 2019 6:38 AM

High fire danger will continue across Northern California today. The Red Flag Warning has now been extended through 9pm tonight in the valley, and through 10am Friday in the Sierra and Foothills. Strong North winds and very low humidity will be the driving factors in critical fire danger ahead. The Wind Advisory has also been extended across the Valley and Sierra. The advisory was set to expire at noon today, but has now been extended through 6pm Thursday evening. Please make sure you're being extra cautios today. Winds will be sustained up to 30mph out of the North, with gusts up to around 50mph possible this afternoon. Humidity is starting out low this morning and is projected to dip into the 3 to 15 percent range this afternoon. Fires could start very easily today and will spread rapidly due to the strong winds. Temperatures are a little cooler for the start of your Thursday. Valley areas are starting out in the 40's to 50's this morning, and mountain areas are in the 20's to 30's. Skies will stay sunny today. High temperatures are projected to end up in the high 70's to low 80's in the valley, and in the 50's to 60's in the mountains this afternoon.

Winds will stay strong and out of the Northeast in the Sierra overnight into Friday morning, but are expected to diminish on Friday afternoon. We're going to be staying very dry on Friday, but lighter winds should help to keep fire danger a little lower than Thursday. Mostly mild and dry weather is on tap for your Friday afternoon and your weekend. Valley areas will end up in the high 70's to low 80's in the afternoons, and bottom out in the low to mid 40's overnight. It doesn't look like we have much changing in your forecast from Friday.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 246550

Reported Deaths: 6265
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1077923457
Riverside18720465
San Diego15207377
Orange15065354
San Bernardino13152265
Imperial6824100
Alameda6384138
Fresno562677
Kern493977
Santa Clara4750159
Tulare4521133
San Joaquin429855
San Francisco371950
Sacramento355969
San Mateo3376108
Contra Costa332678
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Kings258332
Marin244619
Stanislaus239144
Monterey174815
Solano147625
Sonoma12299
Merced120811
Placer75411
San Luis Obispo6752
Yolo58324
Madera5665
Santa Cruz4103
Napa3444
San Benito2572
Lassen2340
Butte2063
El Dorado2060
Sutter2063
Humboldt1384
Shasta1354
Nevada1231
Glenn1220
Yuba1031
Tehama881
Lake850
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Calaveras530
Del Norte511
Tuolumne430
Mono411
Inyo321
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Amador260
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Scattered Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 88°
Oroville
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 80°
Paradise
Scattered Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 88°
Chester
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 60°
Red Bluff
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 79°
Willows
Scattered Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 88°
We head into the holiday weekend on a slightly cooler than average note, but that will change quickly on the 4th of July and on Sunday with more heat and stronger breezes coming.
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