A high pressure ridges pushes further north in our region bringing near record high temperatures to the area today. Today will be the hottest day of the week with near record high temperatures across the inland areas. We’ll see a drop in temperatures when a trough offshore starts to push inland tomorrow cooling temperatures through the weekend. We should see a few more clouds in the area due to this trough as well, but we’ll continue seeing mostly sunny skies for inland areas. Although we will see a cooling trend expect temperatures to still be above normal for this time of the year. The cool down is short lived as a ridge pushes back into our region early next week keeping temperatures in the Valleys in the low-90s and the basin in the low-80s.
A Red Flag Warning has been extended until 2 PM today along the ridges of the Cascades and the Siskiyous due to strong winds and low humidities expected in those areas. Winds calming at the coast mean the marine layer will start moving in during the overnight hours through the weekend.
Remember to stay hydrated and cool out there while we experience this extreme heat; if you’re spending long hours outdoors where sunscreen and reapply throughout the day.
Thanks for logging on and have a great Thursday!
Meteorologist Megan Parry