Storm Tracker Forecast: Strong heat backs off by mid-week

Today will be hot & breezy with fire danger concerns but temperatures won't be as hot mid-week with a chance for mountain thunderstorms.

Posted: Jul 20, 2020 7:02 AM

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.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 530606

Reported Deaths: 9808
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1981654827
Riverside38487738
Orange38131665
San Bernardino34237487
San Diego30516568
Kern21433152
Fresno15945157
Alameda12136193
San Joaquin12034187
Santa Clara11030192
Sacramento10174148
Tulare10078193
Imperial9513232
Stanislaus9308135
Contra Costa8324131
Ventura787777
San Francisco708162
Santa Barbara652664
San Mateo5758120
Marin518076
Monterey496634
Merced458351
Kings445356
Solano380638
Sonoma320842
Madera211432
Placer199819
San Luis Obispo197016
Yolo161442
Santa Cruz11964
Butte10128
Napa10079
Sutter8406
San Benito6894
El Dorado6681
Lassen6320
Yuba5334
Shasta4049
Colusa3594
Glenn3462
Mendocino3419
Nevada3161
Tehama2491
Humboldt2454
Lake2111
Mono1461
Tuolumne1442
Amador1370
Calaveras1361
Del Norte900
Siskiyou880
Inyo661
Mariposa592
Plumas330
Trinity50
Modoc40
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 82°
Oroville
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 85°
Paradise
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 82°
Chester
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 73°
Red Bluff
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: °
Willows
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 82°
Although temperatures began to rise today around northern California, our weather was still quite pleasant for early August. Enjoy the below-average highs will we have them, because hotter weather will return soon.
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