Does it feel especially hot today? Well, it is! According to the National Weather Service of Eureka, today’s temperature is predicted to hit at least 75 degrees, breaking Eureka’s previous record high for August 15 of 73 degrees.
Friday’s temperatures fell just short of breaking the daily record in Eureka of 74 degrees, the NWS tweeted yesterday.
In addition to the heat, thunderstorms are possible inland on Sunday and the NWS warns of possible lightening strikes bringing the increase chance of fires.
“A moist and unstable airmass is forecast to spread north across northern California during Sunday,” the NWS of Eureka writes on its Facebook page. “That environment will support thunderstorm development over Northwest California as early as Sunday morning, with additional storms possible through the evening. Fast moving storms will result in low precipitation totals, and dry humidity values and fuels will favor fire starts due to lightning.”