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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.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 914888

Reported Deaths: 17460
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles3020777027
Riverside669931303
San Bernardino633671073
Orange589801454
San Diego55210877
Kern33928416
Fresno30969439
Sacramento25601491
Santa Clara24425392
Alameda23471462
San Joaquin21729489
Contra Costa18763242
Stanislaus17714398
Tulare17590288
Ventura14330165
Imperial12967336
San Francisco12189140
Monterey1141990
San Mateo11198159
Santa Barbara9827122
Merced9531155
Sonoma9494136
Kings826483
Solano744576
Marin7096129
Madera503774
Placer420757
San Luis Obispo417432
Yolo321959
Butte309552
Santa Cruz280825
Napa196616
Shasta195431
Sutter186512
San Benito144215
El Dorado13514
Yuba132310
Mendocino113621
Tehama8928
Lassen7661
Lake69816
Glenn6713
Nevada6238
Humboldt56810
Colusa5516
Calaveras34218
Amador33116
Tuolumne2754
Inyo23115
Siskiyou2050
Del Norte1801
Mono1802
Mariposa792
Plumas700
Modoc360
Trinity270
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 55°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 78° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 52°
Paradise
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 55°
Chester
Clear
20° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 20°
Red Bluff
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 45°
Willows
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 55°
Thankfully our windy, fire danger weather pattern is coming to an end over northern California. The wind will decrease to lighter breezes late tonight through tomorrow, and our fire danger won't be quite as extreme going forward.
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