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Triple digit heat & high fire danger ahead for your Tuesday

Dangerously hot temperatures, very low humidity, and gusty North winds will prompt high to extreme fire danger today

Posted: Jun 12, 2018 7:13 AM

Get ready for severe heat, and high fire danger across Northern California today. We are starting out your Tuesday morning with clear skies, and are expecting sunny skies through the day. Temperatures have stayed much warmer overnight. Valley areas are starting out in the 60's to 70's, and mountain areas are starting out in the 30's to 40's. Winds are out of the North to 10mph this morning, but will become stronger for your afternoon. North winds will top out at around 20mph today, with gusts up to 25mph. Humidity is expected to dip into dangerously low levels, with most of the valley projected to end up in the 5 to 15 percent range this afternoon. High temperatures are projected to climb into the 100 to 105 degree range in the valley this afternoon, while mountain areas top out in the 80's to 90's. The hot temperatures, very low humidity, and gusty North winds will all combine to result in high to extreme fire danger today. You're advised to avoid mowing your lawn, or using any machinery in areas around dry brush today. A fire could start very easily in the conditions ahead for today, and the stronger winds could help to spread flames quickly. We are also very concerned about heat related illness today, so please be cautious. Always remember to keep a close eye on pets and loved ones.

Wednesday will be very similar to today, but winds will not be as strong, and high temperatures are projected to end up a couple of degrees cooler than this afternoon. High temperatures will top out in the high 90's to low triple digits in the valley on Wednesday, and in the 80's to 90's in the mountains. North winds will be up to around 10mph, and humidity will stay very low. Fire danger will stay in the high to extreme range on Wednesday. A very modest, but welcome cooling trend will be ahead for the end of the week. Valley areas will end up back in the low to mid 90's on Thursday, and will stay in that range through Sunday. Friday and Saturday will more than likely stay in the low 90's range for the valley, but temperatures will end up back in the mid 90's on Sunday. There will be a slight chance for showers in Shasta, Lassen, and Plumas Counties on Saturday afternoon, and evening, but we will otherwise stay dry through your extended forecast. Temperatures will heat back into the mid to high 90's in the valley for the start of next week.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 803660

Reported Deaths: 15516
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2657756488
Riverside581781189
San Bernardino53669922
Orange529041204
San Diego46001775
Kern31785361
Fresno28106382
Sacramento22026402
Alameda21028404
Santa Clara20882306
San Joaquin20194441
Stanislaus16452348
Contra Costa16327204
Tulare15897259
Ventura12617147
Imperial11781317
San Francisco1103899
San Mateo9785150
Monterey977270
Santa Barbara9003113
Merced8846140
Kings763177
Sonoma7320120
Marin6672117
Solano630963
Madera448165
Placer354244
San Luis Obispo351029
Butte280343
Yolo278955
Santa Cruz23199
Sutter169611
Napa166113
San Benito133111
Yuba11437
El Dorado10984
Mendocino89918
Shasta77717
Lassen7370
Glenn5743
Tehama5404
Lake53411
Nevada5317
Colusa5276
Humboldt5017
Calaveras31414
Amador29616
Tuolumne2274
Inyo18715
Mono1652
Siskiyou1650
Del Norte1391
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc270
Trinity160
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Scattered Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 88°
Oroville
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 87°
Paradise
Scattered Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 88°
Chester
Few Clouds
65° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 65°
Red Bluff
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 88°
Willows
Scattered Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 88°
Friday was a quiet weather day for northern California, ahead of hotter and potentially more dangerous changes this weekend and early next week. A Red Flag Warning will be in effect from Saturday evening through Monday morning.
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