As you wake up this morning you will wake up to more updates on the fires in our region which continue to burn. Winds will pick up today gusting 20-30 mph and humidity will get bone dry. This will again contribute to more extreme fire behavior, especially when fueled by hot temperatures. Chico could reach 98 and Redding could top 107.
The heat begins to back off by tomorrow with everyone 3-5 degrees cooler on Tuesday compared to Wednesday. This is due to a dip in the jet stream. This dip will also allow for a disturbance to move through on Wednesday and Thursday with could provide more areas with further cooling and provide enough moisture and instability to pop off some thunderstorms in the Sierra-Cascades and lower Sierra. This could be a of concern for further fire development due to dry lightning. The best chances for these thunderstorms to develop will be on Wednesday. Wednesday will also be the least hot day in the Valley.
Friday-Sunday will see a return of stronger heat with Chico likely getting back into triple-digits by Sunday and Redding seeing triple-digits into the weekend.