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Storm Tracker Forecast: Warm & dry Wednesday ahead

We'll be staying very warm and dry on Wednesday, but the potential for showers is creeping back into your extended forecast!

Posted: Feb 11, 2020 6:07 PM

Very warm temperatures, sunny skies, and gusty north winds continued across northern California today. Sustained winds have been up to around 20mph today and gusts have been as strong as 30mph. Winds are expected to diminish tonight and we are expecting lighter winds for the remainder of your work week. High temperatures ended up well above average again today. Valley areas topped out in the mid 70's, and mountain areas ended up in the 50's to 60's. Those values are around 10 to 15 degrees above average for this time of year. Skies will be clear to mostly clear tonight, and temperatures will stay mild for the start of your Wednesday. Valley and foothill areas are projected to dip into the mid 40's overnight, while mountain areas end up in the mid 20's to low 30's for the start of your Wednesday morning. Skies will be sunny to mostly sunny in most areas through the day on Wednesday and winds will be out of the North to around 10 to 15mph. Portions of the Northern Mountains will have the potential for fog in the mornign and then partly cloudy skies for your afternoon. Temepratures will end up in the high 60's to low 70's in the valley on Wednesday and mountain areas will top out in the 50's to low 60's.

An area of low pressure passing through to our North will result in a modest drop in high temperatures late this week and will bring a slight chance for showers to mainly mountain areas late Thursday into early Friday. Mostly dry weather is expected on Friday and temperatures will stay a little above average for this time of year. Valley areas will top out in the mid 60's on Thursday and Friday, while mountain areas end up in the 40's to 50's.

A second area of low pressure will track into the Pacific Northwest and then drop to the South and East as we head through your weekend. The latest models are giving us a continuing drop in temperatures and the potential for showers returning late in the day on Saturday. The best chance for showers will be in higher elevations, but we now have a decent chance for at least a little light precipitation in the valley late Saturday through early Sunday. Snow levels will range down to around 5500'. As the low pressure trough passes to our East strong Northerly winds will develop across Northern California. This next wind event does not look like it will be as strong as the one we were just dealing with, but potential for gusts up to around 40mph in some areas cannot be ruled out. Models are currently split on what to expect for the start of next week.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 796436

Reported Deaths: 15291
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2633336423
Riverside576951173
San Bernardino53121908
Orange525381176
San Diego45425767
Kern31647357
Fresno27944362
Sacramento21800393
Alameda20839395
Santa Clara20648300
San Joaquin20060434
Stanislaus16425342
Contra Costa16156202
Tulare15782257
Ventura12507146
Imperial11658317
San Francisco1090199
San Mateo9664144
Monterey964570
Santa Barbara8952111
Merced8803140
Kings754477
Sonoma7225120
Marin6620114
Solano623260
Madera442465
Placer352343
San Luis Obispo345327
Butte277640
Yolo277355
Santa Cruz22838
Sutter168610
Napa165213
San Benito131411
Yuba11337
El Dorado10784
Mendocino88718
Shasta75114
Lassen7360
Glenn5683
Tehama5294
Nevada5256
Colusa5226
Lake51611
Humboldt4906
Calaveras31414
Amador28716
Tuolumne2264
Inyo18714
Mono1652
Siskiyou1630
Del Norte1381
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc250
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Broken Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 66°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 87° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 65°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 66°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 73° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 54°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 87° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 64°
Willows
Broken Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 66°
Wednesday has been similar to Tuesday around northern California with comfortable temperatures, but unhealthy levels of smoke in the air. A cold front is approaching the West Coast, and that will move over the region on Thursday.
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