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.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 3563578

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CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119089421328
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2862912816
Orange2610223904
San Diego2596413271
Santa Clara1104221777
Kern102627826
Fresno952021443
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Alameda804961241
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San Joaquin665691101
Contra Costa62164674
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Tulare47784758
Monterey42138328
San Mateo38922515
San Francisco34213410
Santa Barbara31763409
Solano30024164
Merced28915397
Sonoma28063298
Imperial26888591
Kings21951218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15436209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12816185
Shasta10972174
Butte10941160
El Dorado9095100
Napa901469
Sutter884597
San Benito575959
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Nevada395274
Tuolumne394659
Mendocino379643
Amador345741
Humboldt318033
Lake315341
Glenn222023
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128737
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
Chico
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Hi: 70° Lo: 36°
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Oroville
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Hi: 65° Lo: 48°
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Chico
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Hi: 61° Lo: 44°
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Red Bluff
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Hi: 46° Lo: 16°
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Red Bluff
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Hi: 67° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 50°
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 72° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 54°
After a windy Saturday and fairly breezy Sunday, the wind we've had is weakening as the month of February comes to a close. We can expect a mostly clear first morning of March, followed by more clouds and mild air by the afternoon.
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