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Storm Tracker Forecast: Warming up with elevated fire danger ahead

Temperatures are on the rise, and stronger winds will bring elevated fire danger back into our forecast this week. We'll be very warm late this week, and then some modest relief from the heat will return this weekend.

Posted: Oct 12, 2020 6:17 AM

Be prepared for a warming trend, and elevated fire danger on the way for this week. High pressure building into the West Coast from the Pacific is resulting in a warming trend over the next several days, and will play a role in gusty north winds returning to our region mid week. Skies are clear and air quality is mostly in the good range for the start of your Monday. Temperatures are in the 40's to 50's in the valley, 50's to 60's in the foothills, and 20's to 40's in the mountains to start your Monday morning. Winds are out of the north to around 10mph and will stay that way through the day. Skies will be sunny, and air quality is expected to stay in the good to moderate range this afternoon. Humidity will dip into the 15 to 30 percent range later today, and that is a drop from where we ended up over the weekend. Valley high temperatures will top out in the mid 80's for most cities, while foothill and mountain areas end up in the 70 to 80 degree range later today. The dry conditions and warmer temperatures will result in fire danger in the moderate to high range this afternoon.

Low pressure will brush by to our north on Tuesday, and that will help to keep high temperatures somewhat in check. Any chance for showers is expected to stay to our north on Tuesday and for the rest of this week. High pressure from the Pacific will build towards northern California mid week, and that will help to drive gusty north winds across our region. The windy, dry, and warmer weather will result in the return of high fire danger on Wednesday and Thursday. Gusts up to around 35mph will be possible during that time. High temperatures will end up back in th eupper 80's to mid 90's in the valley for the latter part of the week. Most mountain and foothill areas will end up in the 80's mid to late week. Winds will not be as strong from Friday through your weekend, but we'll continue to be very dry and warm as high pressure centers over our region. We're expecting temperatures to be similar to the end of the week on Saturday, but a modest dip in high temperatures can be expected on Sunday. Valley areas will mostly end up back in the mid 80's, while mountain and foothill areas top out in the 70's to low 80's on Sunday afternoon. Dry weather is expected to persist across northern California through your entire extended forecast.

Chico
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 70° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 59°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 69° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 61°
Paradise
Clear
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Hi: 72° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 59°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 57° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 70°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 77° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 70°
Willows
Clear
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Hi: 74° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 59°
Gusty northeast winds and the potential for morning fog are ahead for the start of your Wednesday. We'll end up sunny and very warm Wednesday afternoon. Dry and warm weather will persist into this weekend, but we finally have a cooling trend and the potential for wet weather returning in your extended forecast.
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