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Storm Tracker Forecast: Warm temperatures and elevated fire danger today

Temperatures are staying around average today, but triple digit heat returns this weekend.

Posted: Jul 31, 2019 6:41 AM

Cooler temperatures and mostly clear skies are ahead for the start of your Wednesday. Air quality has improved across Northern California overnight, but we could see more air quality impacts ahead for today. Temperatures are several degrees cooler than Tuesday morning. Valley areas are starting out in the mid 60's, and mountain areas are in the 40's to 50's this morning. Winds are mostly calm and out of the Northeast for your morning, but will pick up to around 15mph out of the South this afternoon. Humidity has recovered well overnight, but is expected to take a steep drop this afternoon. Valley areas can expect humidity to drop into the 10 to 25 percent range this afternoon. The dry conditions will result in easier fire starts in our area, and you're advised to use caution today. High temperatures are projected to top out in the mid to high 90's in the valley and in the mid 80's to low 90's in the mountains this afternoon.

Thursday is expected to have very similar weather conditions to today. Temperatures will climb back into the mid 90's to low triple digits in the valley on Friday and then the entire valley is projected to end up in the triple digits this weekend. Skies will be sunny and fire danger will stay elevated across Northern California. The good news is that winds will stay out of the South to around 10mph. The Delata Breeze will at least help conditions to feel somewhat comfortable through your weekend. The heat will persist through the start of next week. High temperatures will be a couple of degrees above average on Monday, but will not be as hot as Saturday or Sunday. Looks like we can expect a return to mid to high 90's in the valley by the middle of next week. Showers are expected to stay to our East through your extended forecast, but there is a slight chance the patter could change as we head into next week.

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CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2042584919
Riverside40452799
Orange38754704
San Bernardino34939497
San Diego31127583
Kern22009160
Fresno16625157
Alameda12884206
San Joaquin12119192
Santa Clara11336196
Sacramento10544155
Tulare10475196
Imperial9601240
Stanislaus9408151
Contra Costa8760136
Ventura803582
San Francisco732664
Santa Barbara665268
San Mateo5978120
Marin525778
Monterey515635
Merced485562
Kings445356
Solano395939
Sonoma335844
Madera226736
Placer209920
San Luis Obispo204716
Yolo166042
Santa Cruz12294
Butte10608
Napa104610
Sutter8936
El Dorado7161
San Benito6994
Lassen6380
Yuba5724
Shasta4119
Mendocino36310
Colusa3624
Glenn3603
Nevada3211
Humboldt2804
Tehama2711
Lake2202
Amador1620
Mono1531
Tuolumne1472
Calaveras1361
Del Norte960
Siskiyou920
Inyo863
Mariposa602
Plumas340
Trinity50
Modoc40
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 90°
Oroville
Clear
93° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 93°
Paradise
Few Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 90°
Chester
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 87°
Red Bluff
Clear
99° wxIcon
Hi: 102° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 99°
Willows
Few Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 90°
After a couple days of comfortably cooler than average weather around northern California, highs rose rapidly to more seasonable levels this afternoon. The warming trend will continue through the weekend, too.
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