Storm Tracker Forecast: Severe heat is ahead for Northern California

Sunny skies and a substantial heat wave are ahead for Northern California this week.

Posted: Jul 22, 2019 6:51 AM

Get ready for sunny skies and a substantial heatwave across Northern California this week. Skies are starting out mostly clear in our region this morning, and will be sunny today. Temperatures have stayed warm overnight. Valley areas are starting out in the 60's to 70's this morning, and mountain areas are mostly in the 50's early today. Winds are light and out of the Northeast this morning but will shift to become out of the South this afternoon. Sustained winds will be up to 10mph, and we'll have the potential for gusts up to 20mph. Humidity is expected to dip into the 15 to 30 percent range later today. High temperatures are projected to top out in the high 90's to around 103 degrees in the valley today and mountain areas will end up in the mid 80's to mid 90's this afternoon. Fire danger is going to be elevated with the hotter temperatures and lower humidity this week. Fire danger is expected to stay in the moderate to high range today and will end up in the high range later this week.

Sunny skies, low humidity, and a substantial warming trend are ahead for the rest of the week. Valley areas will be in the high 90's to low triple digits through Wednesday, and will then end up in the triple digit across the board late this week into the weekend. Fire danger will continue to climb as the trend of hot and dry weather persists across our region. High pressure centered to our Southeast will be the main dominant feature of our extended forecast, and will keep us hot and dry through the upcoming weekend. The current outlook keeps thunderstorms to our North and East over the next several days, but there is a chance we could see some active weather popping up in our mountains later this week. High temperatures will become very hot this weekend. Valley areas are projected to end up in the 103 to 108 degree range both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Please make sure to keep a close eye on loved ones as heat related illness will be very possible over the next several days.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 117215

Reported Deaths: 4305
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles572192448
Riverside8155342
San Diego7554269
Orange6574150
San Bernardino5501208
Alameda351597
Santa Clara2819143
San Francisco258743
Kern237639
San Mateo218884
Tulare200489
Fresno188236
Imperial179829
Santa Barbara166912
Contra Costa150637
Sacramento143958
Ventura116434
Kings11375
San Joaquin98235
Stanislaus75029
Monterey57110
Sonoma5664
Solano54622
Marin50115
Merced3017
San Luis Obispo2781
Placer2289
Santa Cruz2172
Yolo21324
Madera1143
Napa1133
Humboldt1023
El Dorado960
San Benito882
Butte511
Sutter462
Del Norte460
Nevada421
Shasta394
Mono371
Mendocino300
Yuba301
Lake260
Inyo201
Glenn170
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Amador100
Siskiyou80
Colusa70
Lassen50
Tehama51
Plumas40
Tuolumne40
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 88°
Oroville
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 91°
Paradise
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 88°
Chester
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 76°
Red Bluff
Clear
93° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 93°
Willows
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 88°
The Heat Advisory will stay in place through Thursday evening. Cooler temperatures and the potential for active weather is on the way as we head into your weekend.
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