Sacramento area Labor Day weekend weather forecast for heat wave

Dangerous heat is hitting Northern California this Labor Day weekend as thousands continue to experience a heat wave with the possibility of hitting record-high temperatures, according to KCRA 3’s weather team. The forecast high for Sunday is 107 degrees in the Valley, but that’s lower than will be the case on Monday and Tuesday. “High pressure takes over and builds into Monday and Tuesday with some of our hottest weather we have ever seen in September, even all-time records are possible in some spots,” said meteorologist Eileen Javora.By Monday and Tuesday, highs are expected to range from 110 to 113 degrees. Overnight lows in the Valley will cool into the 70s but stay closer to the 80s in the Foothills, Javora said. However, there is some respite on the horizon. Some cooling is expected in the middle of next week. Scroll through for the forecast below: KCRA 3’s weather team is calling Sunday through Tuesday heat impact days. That means people should plan around the heat in the afternoons.This is the kind of heat you will want to plan around for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Make use of the cooler morning hours for any strenuous activities and try to limit your outdoor exposure between 3 pm to 6 pm| VIDEO BELOW | What to know about heat-related illnessesIncreased Fire RiskThe hot weather will dry fuels, meaning fires can start quickly and spread faster.If you are going to be camping this weekend, be very careful with any campfires and do not leave them unattended.Be aware of your surroundings and be ready to move if you see or smell smoke.Fire officials across the region are worried that the high heat, paired with the dry conditions, will spread fires easier. Sacramento Metro Fire Captain Parker Wilbourn said that it is especially concerning with many people expected to grill outside, including in the wildland areas, during the holiday weekend.”With the conditions being so hot, we are on edge,” Wilbourn said. “Sometimes it just takes that small spark, whether it be from a barbecue or a chain hitting the ground from a trailer or any open flame at a campsite, a small spark can create a very large wildfire that threatens our communities and threatens our homes. “Read more here.KCRA’s Fire Threat IndexKCRA 3’s weather team has developed a tool the team will be using to keep you informed as fire conditions change. It’s called the Fire Threat Index. This will give you an idea of ​​the fire risk on any given day in different areas of our coverage region so you can plan ahead. Toggle below to see the Fire Threat Index for different parts of Northern California over the next few days: Fire Threat Index: Valley Fire Threat Index: Sierra Fire Threat Index: Foothills Fire Threat Index : Coastal Hills The Fire Index will stay in the High category until cooler weather arrives next week.|Weather Resources|Important numbers for outages, more Here’s how to find NorCal cooling centersCooling centers across North ern California are open to allow some residents to get a break from the forecasted week of triple-digit heat.| ReadMore | Here are the cooling centers opening Thursday amid forecast triple digits in NorCalFlex Alert extended: California residents urged to ease power usageCalifornia’s grid operator is asking people to conserve power for the fifth day in a row as it extended its Flex Alert into Sunday. This week, Gov. Gavin Newsom also signed an executive order meant to ramp up the state’s energy supply temporarily.Residents are urged to conserve electricity from 4 pm until 9 pm each day the alert has been issued.| MORE | Flex Alert issued for Californians amid forecasted triple-digit temperaturesCustomers can help ease pressure on the grid by easing power usage between 4 pm and 9 pm: Set the thermostat at 78 degrees or higher, if health permitsAvoid using major appliancesTurn off unnecessary lightsUse fans for coolingUnplug unused items| Video Below | California residents asked to ease power usage as temperatures rise in coming weekSacramento County officials recommend canceling outdoor eventsThe Sacramento County Division of Public Health and Office of Emergency Services in a release Wednesday that it recommends outdoor events between noon to 8 pm from Saturday to Tuesday be canceled .This includes youth sports, community gatherings, parades, marches or any events that could involve children, older adults, or any people with compromised immune systems that may be sensitive to the heat. | VIDEO BELOW | Event organizers make changes to account for weekend heat What is a heat dome and why is it popping up on social media?As the name suggests, a heat dome is a region of very warm or hot air that can linger in the same general location for several days to a couple of weeks. This is a fairly common weather pattern in the US West during the summer months.The “dome” effect is created when a strong area of ​​high pressure lingers over an area for an extended period of time. The stronger the high, the more likely it is to trap air underneath it.The longer that air remains trapped in place, the more the sun works to heat the air, producing gradual warming day after day.Any area of ​​high pressure, whether a “heat dome” or not, forces air to slowly sink. Sinking air compresses as it reaches the ground and that forces the air to warm up even more. Air also gets third as it sinks. Drier air can heat more dramatically than air that is moister, so this can even further amplify warming.| ReadMore | What is a heat dome and how is it impacting Northern California heat?Follow our KCRA weather team on social mediaChief Meteorologist Mark Finan on Facebook and TwitterMeteorologist Tamara Berg on Facebook and TwitterMeteorologist Melanie Hunter on Facebook and TwitterMeteorologist Eileen Javora on FacebookMeteorologist Dirk Verdoorn on FacebookMeteorologist Heather Waldman on FacebookWatch our forecasts on TV or onlineHere’s where to find our latest video forecast. You can also watch a live stream of our latest newscast here. The banner on our website turns red when we’re live.We’re also streaming on the Very Local app for Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV.Here is where you can download our app for the latest weather alerts.| VIDEO BELOW | What to know about Labor Day Weekend heat records

Dangerous heat is hitting Northern California this Labor Day weekend as thousands continue to experience a heat wave with the possibility of hitting record-high temperatures, according to KCRA 3’s weather team.

The forecast high for Sunday is 107 degrees in the Valley, but that’s lower than will be the case on Monday and Tuesday.

“High pressure takes over and builds into Monday and Tuesday with some of our hottest weather we have ever seen in September, even all-time records are possible in some spots,” said meteorologist Eileen Javora.

By Monday and Tuesday, highs are expected to range from 110 to 113 degrees. Overnight lows in the Valley will cool into the 70s but stay closer to the 80s in the Foothills, Javora said.

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However, there is some respite on the horizon. Some cooling is expected in the middle of next week.

Scroll through for the forecast below:

KCRA 3’s weather team is calling Sunday through Tuesday heat impact days. That means people should plan around the heat in the afternoons.

This is the kind of heat you will want to plan around for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Make use of the cooler morning hours for any strenuous activities and try to limit your outdoor exposure between 3 pm to 6 pm

| VIDEO BELOW | What to know about heat-related illnesses


Increased Fire Risk

The hot weather will dry fuels, meaning fires can start quickly and spread faster.

If you are going to be camping this weekend, be very careful with any campfires and do not leave them unattended.

Be aware of your surroundings and be ready to move if you see or smell smoke.

Fire officials across the region are worried that the high heat, paired with the dry conditions, will spread fires easier. Sacramento Metro Fire Captain Parker Wilbourn said that it is especially concerning with many people expected to grill outside, including in the wildland areas, during the holiday weekend.

“With the conditions being so hot, we are on edge,” Wilbourn said. “Sometimes it just takes that small spark, whether it be from a barbecue or a chain hitting the ground from a trailer or any open flame at a campsite, a small spark can create a very large wildfire that threatens our communities and threatens our homes. ”

Read more here.

KCRA’s Fire Threat Index

KCRA 3’s weather team has developed a tool the team will be using to keep you informed as fire conditions change. It’s called the Fire Threat Index. This will give you an idea of ​​the fire risk on any given day in different areas of our coverage region so you can plan ahead.

Toggle below to see the Fire Threat Index for different parts of Northern California over the next few days:

Fire Threat Index: Valley

Fire Threat Index: Sierra

Fire Threat Index: Foothills

Fire Threat Index: Coastal Hills

The Fire Index will stay in the High category until cooler weather arrives next week.

| Weather Resources | Important numbers for outages, more

Here’s how to find NorCal cooling centers

Cooling centers across Northern California are open to allow some residents to get a break from the forecasted week of triple-digit heat.

| ReadMore | Here are the cooling centers opening Thursday amid forecast triple digits in NorCal

Flex Alert extended: California residents urged to ease power usage

California’s grid operator is asking people to conserve power for the fifth day in a row as it extended its Flex Alert into Sunday. This week, Gov. Gavin Newsom also signed an executive order meant to ramp up the state’s energy supply temporarily.

Residents are urged to conserve electricity from 4 pm until 9 pm each day the alert has been issued.

| MORE | Flex Alert issued for Californians amid forecasted triple-digit temperatures

Customers can help ease pressure on the grid by easing power usage between 4 pm and 9 pm:

  • Set the thermostat at 78 degrees or higher, if health permits
  • Avoid using major appliances
  • Turn off unnecessary lights
  • Use fans for cooling
  • Unplug unused items

| Video Below | California residents asked to ease power usage as temperatures rose in coming week

Sacramento County officials recommend canceling outdoor events

The Sacramento County Division of Public Health and Office of Emergency Services in a release Wednesday that it recommends outdoor events between noon to 8 pm from Saturday to Tuesday be canceled.

This includes youth sports, community gatherings, parades, marches or any events that could involve children, older adults, or any people with compromised immune systems that may be sensitive to the heat.

| VIDEO BELOW | Event organizers make changes to account for weekend heat

What is a heat dome and why is it popping up on social media?

As the name suggests, a heat dome is a region of very warm or hot air that can linger in the same general location for several days to a couple of weeks. This is a fairly common weather pattern in the US West during the summer months.

The “dome” effect is created when a strong area of ​​high pressure lingers over an area for an extended period of time. The stronger the high, the more likely it is to trap air underneath it.

The longer that air remains trapped in place, the more the sun works to heat the air, producing gradual warming day after day.

Any area of ​​high pressure, whether a “heat dome” or not, forces air to slowly sink. Sinking air compresses as it reaches the ground and that forces the air to warm up even more.

Air also gets third as it sinks. Drier air can heat more dramatically than air that is moister, so this can even further amplify warming.

| ReadMore | What is a heat dome and how is it impacting Northern California heat?

Follow our KCRA weather team on social media

Watch our forecasts on TV or online

Here’s where to find our latest video forecast. You can also watch a live stream of our latest newscast here. The banner on our website turns red when we’re live.

We’re also streaming on the Very Local app for Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV.

Here is where you can download our app for the latest weather alerts.

| VIDEO BELOW | What to know about Labor Day Weekend heat records


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