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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.

Cases: 1171802

Reported Deaths: 19025
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3832757580
San Bernardino884691129
Riverside850771434
San Diego75307988
Orange731521559
Kern39990448
Fresno37349477
Sacramento35739566
Santa Clara32454476
Alameda28378502
San Joaquin25675502
Contra Costa23381260
Stanislaus21145422
Tulare20550308
Ventura18914175
Imperial15725356
San Francisco15053160
Monterey14695116
San Mateo13707170
Sonoma11846157
Merced11537179
Santa Barbara11205135
Kings1044087
Solano1003681
Marin7628129
Placer622468
Madera604785
San Luis Obispo595635
Shasta460147
Yolo456174
Santa Cruz420228
Butte385359
Sutter314415
Napa294517
El Dorado21544
Yuba198110
San Benito181316
Lassen17733
Tehama158725
Mendocino148522
Nevada11839
Tuolumne9088
Glenn8918
Lake88619
Humboldt8199
Colusa6946
Siskiyou6242
Mono5243
Amador48416
Calaveras47522
Del Norte3131
Inyo29016
Plumas2050
Trinity1390
Mariposa1262
Modoc1220
Alpine470
Sierra190
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 54°
Oroville
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 51°
Paradise
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 54°
Chester
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 33°
Red Bluff
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 45°
Willows
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 54°
The final Friday of November was a beautiful one for northern California with plentiful sunshine, warmer than average temperatures and weaker wind. We can expect plenty of sunshine and continued mild weather this weekend.
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