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The Cooling Trend Has Arrived

Elevated fire danger lingers, but temperatures are getting much cooler for your Wednesday

Posted: Sep 12, 2018 6:33 AM
Updated: Sep 12, 2018 8:55 AM

We have a big change of pace in store for temperatures today, but fire danger is staying elevated across many areas of Northern California. The Red Flag Warning is set to continue through 11pm tonight for areas of the Sierra and Cascades. Humidity will not be as low as yesterday, but gusty winds will continue to result in critical fire danger. Gusts up to 50mph will be possible out of the Southwest in the Sierra through this evening. The Red Flag Warning is set to expire at 11pm tonight.

Much cooler weather is ahead for the remainder of your work week! Valley areas are starting out in the 50's to low 60's this morning, and mountain areas have dipped into the 30's to 40's overnight. The stronger winds have helped to clear the air a bit since yesterday, and air quality is starting out in the moderate or good range for our region this morning. Winds are out of the Northeast to around 10mph this morning, but will be of the Southwest for Northern California from this afternoon through this evening. Humidity will likely stay above 20 percent this afternoon. Temperatures are projected to top out in the low 80's in the valley, with 60's to 70's in the mountains. There is a chance for showers to sag into the Northern portions of our area this afternoon. Wet weather will be possible as far South as Shasta County. We'd love to see some wet weather tracking through the areas around the Delta Fire, and current projections are hinting that we may be getting in late this afternoon. The chance of showers will taper off by Thursday morning.

Even cooler temperatures are expected for your Thursday forecast, but skies will be clearing. Mostly sunny skies, modest South winds, and cooler temperatures are ahead for the rest of your work week. Another cool system is projected to track through the West Coast on Saturday, and that will keep temperatures around 10 degrees below average through your weekend. Skies will stay sunny to mostly sunny for your Saturday and Sunday. There is a warming trend projected for the start of next week, but that should only lift our temperatures back into the high 80's to low 90's in the valley.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 786168

Reported Deaths: 15016
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2607976353
Riverside566811153
San Bernardino52471908
Orange520631128
San Diego44577760
Kern31379354
Fresno27668355
Sacramento21297375
Alameda20558374
Santa Clara20410296
San Joaquin19793414
Stanislaus16319335
Contra Costa15837199
Tulare15599256
Ventura12328143
Imperial11558314
San Francisco1074599
San Mateo9522143
Monterey946767
Santa Barbara8862110
Merced8750134
Kings728377
Sonoma7060114
Marin6557112
Solano608555
Madera429658
Placer346641
San Luis Obispo336927
Butte274835
Yolo274754
Santa Cruz22188
Sutter164210
Napa161413
San Benito130111
Yuba11187
El Dorado10684
Mendocino84918
Lassen7310
Shasta68714
Glenn5503
Colusa5096
Nevada5066
Tehama4984
Humboldt4826
Lake46510
Calaveras31114
Amador28616
Tuolumne2214
Inyo18714
Mono1652
Siskiyou1610
Del Norte1361
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc240
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Broken Clouds
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Oroville
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Paradise
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Chester
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Red Bluff
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Air quality has worsened for most of northern California as a lot of smoke from our area fires as settled over the valleys and foothills. We can expect more hazy, smoky sunshine on Tuesday with light to moderate breezes as autumn begins.
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