Hot, dry, and windy conditions are resulting in high fire danger across northern California today. The Red Flag Warning for high fire danger is set to stay in effect through 9PM tonight in the valley, foothills, and Trinity County. Modoc and Siskiyou Counties will be under the Red Flag Warning for high fire danger from 10AM this morning through 8PM tonight. We also are under a Wind Advisory for the eastern side of the valley, foothills and a portion of Plumas County through 2PM this afternoon. Sustained winds up to 40mph out of the northeast are possible this morning, and gusts up to 65mph have been reported in some canyons already today. Gusts up to around 55mph look possible through this morning. Humidity is starting out below 40 percent for the majority of our region and will end up in the 5 to 20 percent range this afternoon. Temperatures are ranging from the mid 60's to low 80's in the valley this morning, while foothill areas are mostly in the 70's, and mountain areas are ranging from the 40's to 60's. High temperatures will top out in the upper 90's to low triple digits in the valley, while foothill and mountain areas end up in the mid 80's to mid 90's. Air quality looks decent for the start of the day as the gusty winds are helping to disperse the smoke from the fires to the south. Fire danger will stay high all day today and you're advised to use extra caution.
High pressure will be centered over the southwest for the remainder of this work week, and that will keep out temperatures well above average. The good news is winds will not be as strong for the remainder of th week. The hot temperatures, and dry conditions will be a concern for fire danger, but the much lighter winds will put us back down into the moderate to high range for the rest of the week. Valley areas will mostly end up in the mid 90's to low triple digits through Friday, while mountain and foothill areas top out in the mid 80's to low 90's. Low pressure tracking towards the West Coast will finally bring a modest cooling trend back into our forecast this weekend. Valley areas will dip back into the low to mid 90's on Saturday, and then into the upper 80's to low 90's on Sunday. Mountain and foothill areas will mostly end up in the upper 70's to mid 80's through your upcoming weekend.