Severe heat and potential thunderstorms are ahead for Northern California

Triple digit heat & the potential for mountain showers and thunderstorms are ahead for your late week and weekend forecast

Posted: Jul 12, 2018 6:36 AM

Severe heat will continue across Northern California today, as temperatures become even hotter than the last few days. Skies are clear for the start of your Thursday, but we could have some clouds moving into our region from the South late this afternoon. Temperatures are starting out in the mid 60's to mid 70's in the valley this morning, and mountain areas have dipped into the 40's to mid 50's overnight. Winds are out of the Northeast to 10mph early today. Winds will likely stay up to around 10mph this afternoon, but will be out of variable directions. South winds will develop across most portions of Northern California tonight. Temperatures are getting very hot for your afternoon. Valley areas are projected to top out in the 102 to 107 degree range later today, and mountain areas will end up in the 90's to low triple digits. Triple digit heat will mainly be possible for a few portions of Trinity County, but most mountain areas will end up in the mid 90's this afternoon. Clouds will start to fill back into the region tonight.

Cloudy skies, and Southwest winds will help to limit heating across the region on Friday, but temperatures will still be a few degrees above average. Winds will be out of the Southwest to 10mph for most areas on Friday. Clouds will blanket the region late tonight, and will continue to brush through the entire region on Friday. There will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms in the mountains for the next several afternoons. The best chance for active weather will be Friday and Saturday afternoon and evening, but we cannot rule out the chance for more unstable weather continuing on Sunday into Monday. There will be a 10 percent chance for active weather in the valley from Friday night through Monday. Temperatures will stay very hot through the weekend, with most of the valley projected to end up in the 102 to 108 degree range. Mountain areas will end up in the 90's to low triple digits during that time.

The triple digit heat will persist through at least the middle of next week, and the chance for showers will wrap up on Monday. Hot and dry weather look likely for all of next week. Don't forget to dress in loose fitting, light colored clothing, and always remember to stay hydrated.

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CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1207643582
Riverside21101506
Orange18892369
San Diego17578399
San Bernardino15932272
Imperial7343121
Alameda6925140
Fresno692481
San Joaquin560058
Kern554384
Santa Clara5478165
Tulare5175139
Sacramento456676
Contra Costa409286
San Francisco402050
Ventura385850
Santa Barbara374230
San Mateo3692111
Marin298926
Stanislaus288945
Kings275537
Monterey223917
Solano182627
Merced162311
Sonoma146612
Placer93811
San Luis Obispo8082
Yolo72326
Madera7137
Santa Cruz5013
Napa4484
San Benito2922
Butte2753
Sutter2753
Lassen2670
El Dorado2640
Shasta1635
Humboldt1544
Nevada1511
Glenn1460
Yuba1392
Lake981
Tehama941
Mendocino920
Colusa860
Calaveras610
Del Norte581
Tuolumne570
Mono481
Amador340
Inyo341
Siskiyou320
Mariposa311
Plumas130
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 90°
Oroville
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 91°
Paradise
Few Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 90°
Chester
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 79°
Red Bluff
Clear
95° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 95°
Willows
Few Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 90°
Sunny skies and hotter temperatures are ahead for today. We'll be very dry and winds will be a little stronger out of the Northwest this afternoon. Fire danger will be elevated for some areas later today.
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