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Storm Tracker Forecast: The heat continues in your extended forecast

Hot temperatures and sunny skies are ahead for Northern California.

Posted: Jul 18, 2019 6:30 AM

Get ready for another sunny and hot day across Northern California. Skies are clear for the start of your Thursday and will stay sunny this afternoon. Temperatures have stayed very warm overnight. Valley areas have only dipped into the 60's to 70's overnight, and mountain areas are starting out in the 40's to 50's this morning. Winds are mostly calm and out of the Northeast this morning, but will become out of the South to 15mph this afternoon. Humidity has recovered a little better overnight, but will dip back into the 15 to 30 percent range this afternoon. High temperatures will end up in the mid 90's to around 100 degrees in the valley today and mountain areas will top out in the mid 80's to low 90's this afternoon. The hot and dry weather will keep fire danger elevated this afternoon.

We do have a very modest but welcome dip in temperatures on the way for your Friday. Low pressure along the West Coast will be responsible for the subtle cooling, but it's infuence is expected to diminish by this weekend. Valley areas will drop to around a degree below average on Friday afternoon, but will still end up in the low to mid 90's. Skies will stay sunny over the next several days and no rain is expected in our region. Temperatures will climb back into the high 90's to triple digits in the valley this weekend. No big changes are expected to take place from Saturday through the middle of next week. High temperatures will continue to top out in the mid 90's to triple digits in the valley and skies will stay sunny through your extended forecast.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 310885

Reported Deaths: 6955
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1274393744
Riverside24765537
Orange22650412
San Diego18863420
San Bernardino18275304
Imperial7759132
Fresno762787
Alameda7485147
San Joaquin627968
Kern619597
Santa Clara5863166
Tulare5678152
Sacramento515279
Contra Costa446088
Stanislaus436450
San Francisco431650
Ventura409353
Santa Barbara386829
San Mateo3846112
Marin336430
Kings285539
Monterey241918
Solano207528
Merced179312
Sonoma156114
Placer102111
San Luis Obispo9054
Madera8578
Yolo83928
Santa Cruz5373
Napa4774
Butte3384
Sutter3374
San Benito3112
El Dorado3070
Lassen2610
Shasta1766
Humboldt1654
Glenn1640
Nevada1631
Yuba1633
Lake1081
Mendocino1070
Colusa1030
Tehama981
Calaveras670
Tuolumne640
Del Norte600
Mono491
Siskiyou410
Amador360
Inyo341
Mariposa311
Plumas170
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 88°
Oroville
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 91°
Paradise
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 88°
Chester
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 82°
Red Bluff
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 105° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 91°
Willows
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 107° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 88°
A hot week will transform into an even hotter weekend over northern California as high pressure stays in control of our weather. No rain is in the forecast, but it will cool a bit by late next week.
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