Although we didn't see any record breaking temperatures in the valley on Monday it was close for some of us. Burney, Chester, Mount Shasta City and Paradise all broke their records on Monday making for a hot day any way you look at it. We expect more of the same on Tuesday, however, we will most likely drop a degree or two from what we saw on Monday.
We are also tracking a disturbance expected to move through the Northstate the next few days increasing the potential for isolated showers and thunderstorms in the mountains. This is why the mountains north and west of the valley are under a Fire Weather Watch Tuesday afternoon through the evening as dry lightning will be one of the biggest concerns. The potential for mountain thunderstorms could continue through Thursday.
The heat is expected to back off later this week dropping below 100 degrees for Chico as early as Wednesday but Redding and Red Bluff will have to wait until the weekend. Even then it will still be in the upper 90s to right around 100 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.