Today has been nice! Thank good ness we avoid high heat. A big dip in the jet stream has left us with nicer, cooler weather but it has also caused higher wind speeds with conditions remaining dry. This has elevated fire danger today.
A RED FLAG WARNING is in place today and will last until 8pm on Monday. This is due to warm temperatures, dry humidites and wind gusts up to 30 mph. After the long heat wave, it will be much easier for fuels to burn and rapidly spread. The big dip in the jet stream causes these windy conditions but it also brings in unseasonable temperatures. Highs might only reach the the upper-80s and aoivd the 90s all together in the Valley. This would be awesome! Modoc county and Northern Lassen county could see a quick shower or thunderstorm tomorrow afternoon.
By Monday we are still dry and windy with elevated fire danger. The winds will be a little weaker but that will be balanced off with warmer temperatures back in the low-90s and sunny skies.
We continue the warming trend on Tuesday, reaching the low-90s with sunny skies. The dip in the jet stream which brought cool and windy weather completely exits on Tuesday.
By Wednesday we could see upper-90s for some.
We cool into the mid-to-low 90s with a few clouds on Thursday as a distrubance passes to the north. No other changes are expected.
Saturday, July 4th is Independence Day! We could reach the upper-90s for some and surpass 100 degrees for some if the warming trend continues after that.