The heat continues and skies will stay sunny across Northern California today. Skies are clear this morning, and will stay that way all day. Temperatures are warm for the start of your Wednesday morning. Valley areas are in th 60's to 70's this morning, and mountain areas have only dipped into the 40's to mid 50's overnight. Winds are mostly calm and out of the Northeast this morning, but will become out of the South to 10mph this afternoon. High temperatures are expected to be around a degree hotter in most areas. Valley areas will top out in the mid 90's to around 101 degrees, and mountain areas will end up in the mid to high 80's this afternoon. Humidity is expected to dip back into the 15 to 30 percent range later today. The hot and dry conditions will result in moderate to high fire danger this afternoon.
Not much is expected to change in your forecast over the next few days, but temperatures will not be as hot for the end of your work week. We'll also have a slight chance for showers sagging South into the Northern Mountains on Thursday evening. Any activity looks to be very limited, but we do have a chance for showers and thunderstorms popping up in Siskiyou, Trinity, and Shasta Counties on Thursday evening. Temperatures will end up a few degrees cooler on Friday, but will still be around average for this time of year. Valley areas will top out in the low to mid 90's on Friday. That dip in temperatures will be short lived as temperatures climb back into the high 90's to low triple digits this weekend. Hot and dry weather will persist into next week. Please make sure to dress for the heat, stay hydrated and keep a close eye on loved ones. Heat related illness will be very possible over the next week.