Storm Tracker Forecast: Strong winds & dry conditions lead to high fire danger through Monday

Fire danger, windy conditions and below average temperatures are in the forecast the next few days. We warm back into the upper-90s by mid-week.

Posted: Jun 28, 2020 5:39 PM
Updated: Jun 29, 2020 6:28 AM

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.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 530606

Reported Deaths: 9808
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1981654827
Riverside38487738
Orange38131665
San Bernardino34237487
San Diego30516568
Kern21433152
Fresno15945157
Alameda12136193
San Joaquin12034187
Santa Clara11030192
Sacramento10174148
Tulare10078193
Imperial9513232
Stanislaus9308135
Contra Costa8324131
Ventura787777
San Francisco708162
Santa Barbara652664
San Mateo5758120
Marin518076
Monterey496634
Merced458351
Kings445356
Solano380638
Sonoma320842
Madera211432
Placer199819
San Luis Obispo197016
Yolo161442
Santa Cruz11964
Butte10128
Napa10079
Sutter8406
San Benito6894
El Dorado6681
Lassen6320
Yuba5334
Shasta4049
Colusa3594
Glenn3462
Mendocino3419
Nevada3161
Tehama2491
Humboldt2454
Lake2111
Mono1461
Tuolumne1442
Amador1370
Calaveras1361
Del Norte900
Siskiyou880
Inyo661
Mariposa592
Plumas330
Trinity50
Modoc40
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 89° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 84°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 92° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 85°
Paradise
Clear
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Hi: 84° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 84°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 82° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 73°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 92° Lo: 67°
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Willows
Clear
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Hi: 93° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 84°
Although temperatures began to rise today around northern California, our weather was still quite pleasant for early August. Enjoy the below-average highs will we have them, because hotter weather will return soon.
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