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

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Cases: 3074812

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CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103873814416
San Bernardino2569141560
Riverside2510002676
San Diego2185552174
Orange2165092508
Santa Clara949051129
Kern87240572
Fresno83200968
Sacramento811831128
Alameda68649788
Ventura62774462
San Joaquin58843788
Contra Costa53349460
Stanislaus43121766
Tulare42186515
Monterey36464255
San Mateo32887309
San Francisco29502266
Solano25983107
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25333474
Merced24570316
Sonoma24184242
Kings19588148
Placer17490184
San Luis Obispo16056140
Madera13528151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10789138
Shasta9750123
Butte9528128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa767244
Lassen519916
San Benito500346
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323474
Mendocino319232
Amador302431
Lake262531
Humboldt242725
Glenn194820
Colusa17969
Calaveras162123
Siskiyou145713
Mono11244
Inyo98329
Del Norte8672
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3044
Sierra820
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Chico
Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 54°
Oroville
Cloudy
53° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 53°
Chico
Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 54°
Red Bluff
Mostly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 38°
Red Bluff
Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 38°
Chico
Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 54°
Thursday was the last fairly quiet weather day that we'll have in northern California as a series of storms will move our way through next week. Our first chance for rain and snow showers arrives Friday morning with a cold front.
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