Get ready for a major change of pace across Northern California today. Average to below average temperatures, showers, and a very good chance of thunderstorms are all ahead for today. Light showers will brush across portions of the Sierra, foothills, and mid valley for your morning commute. Showers will slowly track North through the day, and the potential for thunderstorm activity will return this afternoon. That threat will last well into this evening. A Red Flag Warning is set to take effect at 2pm this afternoon, and will last until midnight for Modoc County, Siskiyou County, Trinity County, Shasta County Western Plumas County, Tehema County, the foothills of Butte County, and the western foothills of Glenn County. Thunderstorms will mostly be in Tehema County, and to the North.
Temperatures are starting out in the mid 60's to low 70's in the valley, while mountain areas have dipped into the mid 50's to mid 60's overnight. High temperatures are projected to top out in the low to mid 90's in the valley, and in the low 80's to low 90's in the mountains. Winds will be up to 10mph out of the Southeast in the valley, and out of the Southwest in the mountains.
The potential for active weather will linger for your Wednesday, but is not expected to be as significant as today. Temperatures will become hotter for the remainder of your work week, with most valley areas topping out in the mid 90's to low triple digits. Triple digit heat will be likely for the majority of the valley this weekend, and dry conditions are expected from Thursday through your upcoming weekend forecast.More
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