Storm Tracker Forecast: Thunderstorms and Fire Danger

Thunderstorm chances continue on Monday for some, as does the heat. Temperatures return to seasonal averages with dry and sunny conditions by mid-week.

Posted: Jul 26, 2020 5:48 PM
Updated: Jul 26, 2020 5:48 PM

Today has been a hot day but active as well with many thunderstroms in the mountains. Tomorrow most will see sunny skies with highs-in the upper-90s to triple-digits. If you are in the mountains, 90s will be possible but thunderstorms will also be a concern. Lightning strikes on dry vegetation can easily spark fires. Gusty winds from thunderstorms can spread both new and existing fires rapidly.

Thunderstorm chances in the mountians have also led to a RED FLAG WARNING being issued for Modoc, Plumas, Lassen & Siskiyou counties. The thunderstorms are expected to be more numerous compared to Sunday. And compared to today, tomorrow will actually see a chance for a few of those thunderstorms to make their way into the valley.

The strong heat continues in the area through Tuesday.

By Wednesday, a broad trough of low pressure moves in the area. It does not have much moisture associated with it so the valley and mountains will stay sunny. However, it will bering temperatures back to seasonal levels. Mid-90s in the central valley and upper-90s to near 100 in the north valley.

We keep the seasonal temperatures until Saturday where temperatures begin to heat more extremely again.

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CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2012004869
Riverside39741770
Orange38711697
San Bernardino34635490
San Diego31127583
Kern21724152
Fresno16625157
Alameda12884206
San Joaquin12119192
Santa Clara11336196
Sacramento10544155
Tulare10334196
Imperial9601240
Stanislaus9408151
Contra Costa8532134
Ventura795379
San Francisco722863
Santa Barbara665268
San Mateo5891120
Marin519978
Monterey512035
Merced485562
Kings445356
Solano395939
Sonoma320842
Madera220836
San Luis Obispo204716
Placer203920
Yolo166042
Santa Cruz12134
Butte10608
Napa10259
Sutter8936
El Dorado7161
San Benito6994
Lassen6330
Yuba5724
Shasta4119
Mendocino36310
Colusa3614
Glenn3523
Nevada3211
Humboldt2804
Tehama2711
Lake2122
Amador1560
Mono1531
Tuolumne1472
Calaveras1361
Del Norte900
Siskiyou900
Inyo841
Mariposa602
Plumas340
Trinity50
Modoc40
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 70°
Oroville
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 70°
Paradise
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 70°
Chester
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 52°
Red Bluff
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: °
Willows
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 70°
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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