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Temperatures & fire danger are on the rise in Northern California

A Fire Weather Watch and hotter temperatures are on the way in your forecast.

Posted: Sep 19, 2018 6:43 AM

Warmer temperatures and elevated fire danger are on the way for the rest of your week across Northern California. Skies are clear to mostly clear for the start of your Wednesday, and will stay sunny to mostly sunny today. Haze from active wildfires may become more widespread today, as winds pick up out of the North. Temperatures have dipped into the mid 50's for most of the valley overnight, and mountain areas are starting out in the 30's to 40's this morning. Winds are out of the Northeast to around 10mph early today, and will pick up to around 15mph out of the Northwest this afternoon. Stronger winds will develop tonight into tomorrow, and that will contribute to the increasing fire danger. Humidity will also play a role in the elevated fire danger. Humidity did not recover all that well overnight, and is projected to dip into the 10 to 25 percent range this afternoon. High temperatures are projected to climb into the low 90's in the valley this afternoon, and into the 70's to mid 80's in the mountains. A Fire Weather Watch is set to go into effect at 7pm Wednesday evening, and stay in place through 5pm Thursday afternoon.

Stronger North winds, low humidity, and hotter temperatures will all contribute to making Thursday the most concerning fire danger day of this week. Temperatures will be a few degrees warmer than Wednesday, and winds will gusts up to around 30mph out of the North. The gusty North winds will push haze from the active fires into the valley for the end of the week, and air quality will become more impacted on Thursday. Friday may actually end up a few degrees cooler than Thursday, as a cooler system passes through to our North. Valley areas are projected to range from the high 80's to low 90's from Friday through Sunday. The fall season officially arrives on Saturday evening, making Sunday your first full day of the fall season.

There has been some changes to the longer range forecast for next week. The latest models are showing high pressure building out in the Eastern Pacific early next week, and that will result in dry weather and warmer temperatures through the middle of next week. Valley areas will end up back in the low to mid 90's from Monday through Wednesday.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 117215

Reported Deaths: 4305
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles572192448
Riverside8155342
San Diego7554269
Orange6574150
San Bernardino5501208
Alameda351597
Santa Clara2819143
San Francisco258743
Kern237639
San Mateo218884
Tulare200489
Fresno188236
Imperial179829
Santa Barbara166912
Contra Costa150637
Sacramento143958
Ventura116434
Kings11375
San Joaquin98235
Stanislaus75029
Monterey57110
Sonoma5664
Solano54622
Marin50115
Merced3017
San Luis Obispo2781
Placer2289
Santa Cruz2172
Yolo21324
Madera1143
Napa1133
Humboldt1023
El Dorado960
San Benito882
Butte511
Sutter462
Del Norte460
Nevada421
Shasta394
Mono371
Mendocino300
Yuba301
Lake260
Inyo201
Glenn170
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Amador100
Siskiyou80
Colusa70
Lassen50
Tehama51
Plumas40
Tuolumne40
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 90°
Oroville
Clear
94° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 94°
Paradise
Few Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 90°
Chester
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 82°
Red Bluff
Clear
95° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 95°
Willows
Few Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 90°
The Heat Advisory will stay in place through Thursday evening. Cooler temperatures and the potential for showers and thunderstorms are ahead for your weekend.
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