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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 Angeles2893666877
Riverside640751272
San Bernardino597791021
Orange570711410
San Diego52735853
Kern33448410
Fresno30051429
Sacramento24425468
Santa Clara23355378
Alameda22738433
San Joaquin21187484
Contra Costa18157234
Stanislaus17341392
Tulare17120275
Ventura13901160
Imperial12475335
San Francisco11901133
Monterey1109183
San Mateo10810157
Santa Barbara9608119
Merced9314152
Sonoma8934129
Kings815983
Solano711774
Marin7019124
Madera488673
San Luis Obispo400932
Placer397852
Yolo307356
Butte301950
Santa Cruz270623
Napa188214
Sutter179612
Shasta172329
San Benito140314
El Dorado12834
Yuba125310
Mendocino110321
Tehama7748
Lassen7571
Lake67015
Glenn6393
Nevada5828
Humboldt5549
Colusa5456
Calaveras33317
Amador31316
Tuolumne2494
Inyo21515
Siskiyou1840
Mono1752
Del Norte1731
Mariposa782
Plumas540
Modoc270
Trinity230
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 91°
Oroville
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 89°
Paradise
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 91°
Chester
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 72°
Red Bluff
Clear
95° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 95°
Willows
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 91°
Gusty winds, hot temperatures, and dry conditions are prompting a Red Flag Warning for high fire danger today. Gusty winds will keep fire danger high through the end of the week, but a welcome cooling trend is on the way in your extended forecast.
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