North winds that have prompted the issuance of a Red Flag Warning from the National Weather Service should peak later this morning.
Winds today at 4 a.m. were blowing at 18 mph and gusting to 26 mph at Sacramento International Airport. Marysville was experiencing winds at 20 mph with gusts to 28 mph.
Winds will continue to blow throughout the day but are expected to diminish this afternoon, according to the NWS.
Still, fire danger is high. A Red Flag Warning has been issued due to low humidity levels that should reach single digits in the northern Sacramento Valley this afternoon, the presence of plenty of dry grass and brush and the winds.
Also, temperatures are expected to be the warmest of the week today. The high in Sacramento is expected to reach 90 degrees.
The NWS notes in its Red Flag Warning that any fires that develop are likely to spread rapidly. A wind-blown fire off PFE Road and Watt Avenue, west of Roseville, charred 237 acres on Thursday.
A cooling trend is forecast to begin Saturday and continue through next week with the advent of Gulf of Alaska low pressure system. A cooling delta breeze is expected to increase on Saturday.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 90. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 57. Northwest wind around 7 mph becoming south after midnight.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 7 to 9 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. South wind around 11 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 85.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 81.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 83.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 87.