Stronger winds will increase fire danger late this week

Staying warm and mostly dry in your extended forecast. Stronger winds and lower humidity will result in higher fire danger to end the week.

Posted: May 10, 2018 6:48 AM
Updated: May 10, 2018 7:06 AM

Make sure you're ready for slightly warmer temperatures, and plenty of sunshine before you head out the door this morning. Sunglasses, and light clothing are recommended for today. There are less clouds over Northern California this morning, and temperatures are slightly cooler than Wednesday morning. The absence of clouds, and lighter winds have helped to result in a slightly cooler start to the day. Temperatures are starting out in the mid to high 50's in most of the valley, and mountain areas have dipped into the 30's to 40's overnight. Winds are light this morning, but will pick up to around 15mph out of the North for this afternoon. Skies will stay mostly sunny through the day, with patches of clouds brushing across the region. Showers are staying to our North and East today. Your Allergy Report for today is showing grass and weeds are still in the moderate range for pollen count, and trees are in the high range this afternoon. It's recommended you take precautions today if you suffer from allergies. High temperatures will end up in the mid 80's in the valley this afternoon, and mountain areas will climb into the low to mid 70's later today. Conditions will be warm but mostly comfortable for the Thursday Night Market in Chico tonight. Winds will start to pick up tonight, and we could get gusts to around 25mph out of the North.

Similar temperatures are on the way for your Friday, but winds will be picking up out of the North. Sustained winds could reach 30mph out of the North tomorrow, with gusts up to around 40mph. Humidity is expected to dip down to as low as 10 percent on Friday afternoon. The dry, warm, and gusty conditions will result in elevated fire danger across Northern California for the end of the week. We will more than likely end up in the high fire danger range tomorrow. Outdoor burning is not recommended on Friday. Temperatures will end up in the mid 80's on Friday afternoon, and skies will be sunny.

Slightly warmer high temperatures and a few more clouds are ahead for your Saturday across Northern California. Valley areas will be warm and mostly sunny to partly sunny through the weekend. Mountain areas will be warm, with a few more clouds than the valley, and the potential for showers and thunderstorms will return to the Sierra. Any shower activity is expected to be light, with the exception for showers accompanied by thunderstorms. Some mountain showers could linger into Monday. Temperatures will stay in the same range through the middle of next week. Slightly cooler, and wet weather will be possible towards the end of next week.

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Chico
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 50°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 71° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 52°
Paradise
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 50°
Chester
Few Clouds
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Hi: 49° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 22°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 68° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 56°
Willows
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 50°
The Red Flag Warning continues through Thursday morning, but very pleasant weather is ahead for the remainder of this week. Cooler temperatures and a decent chance for showers return next week.
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