Storm Tracker Forecast: Red Flag Warning & Wind Advisory today

Gusty winds and low humidity will drive high to critical fire danger in your Wednesday and Thursday forecasts.

Posted: Oct 23, 2019 6:38 AM

Be prepared for high to critical fire danger across Northern California today and tomorrow. Gusty winds and low humidity will be the main driving factors in the high fire danger. A Red Flag Warning will go into effect in the valley and foothills at 8 A.M. this morning and is set to last through 4 P.M. Thursday afternoon. A Wind Advisory has also been issued for the valley from 11 A.M. this morning through 8 P.M. tonight. The strongest winds in the valley are projected to be during that time in lower elevations. Sustained winds will be out of the Northe to around 30mph this afternoon, and we could have gusts up to 45mph later today. Stronger winds will be possible in canyons of the Sierra and foothills late tonight through early Thursday. Humidity is projected to bottom out in the 5 to 20 percent range this afternoon and is not expected to recover well overnight. Temperatures are starting out warm in the valley this morning. Valley areas are mostly in the 60's to 70's for the start of your Wednesday and mountain areas have dipped into the 30's to 40's overnight. High temperatures will end up in the mid 80's in the valley and in the 60's to 70's in the mountains.

Winds will still be a concern for fire danger on Thursday, but are not expected to be as strong as today. Sustained winds will be up to 25mph out of the North in the valley, with gusts up to around 35mph. Temperatures will be well above average over the next few days. Valley areas can expect high temperatures to be in the mid to high 80's through Saturday and mountain areas will be in the 60's to 70's during that time. Cooler temperatures are expected to arrive on Sunday. Valley areas will top out in the mid 70's on Sunday and Monday. We could be in for another gusty wind event on Sunday, but we are not expecting to be as dry during that time. Dry and sunny weather will persist across our region through your extended forecast.

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Cases: 3559311

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CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118923221241
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2860772783
Orange2607213982
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1102371777
Kern102627811
Fresno950151422
Sacramento929611464
Alameda802791241
Ventura77395834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55887946
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38872515
San Francisco34138398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano30024164
Merced28915395
Sonoma28004298
Imperial26855589
Kings21951218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15414209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12787185
Shasta10969174
Butte10922160
El Dorado9095100
Napa899869
Sutter884597
San Benito575259
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada394074
Mendocino379643
Amador344841
Humboldt318033
Lake314140
Glenn221923
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 32°
Oroville
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 38°
Chico
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 32°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
42° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 38°
Red Bluff
Clear
42° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 38°
Chico
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 32°
It was a bright and breezy Friday for northern California, however the wind has been much stronger over Modoc County where a High Wind Warning is in effect through this evening. Stronger wind and cooler air will define our weather Saturday.
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