95°F – Good news and more good news today. Fire crews have been working around the clock on the Lowell fire, keeping the fire within containment lines and hitting remaining hot spots. The fire has gained not any more ground and has remained at 2303 acres burned, with 60% containment. Full containment is expected by Monday August 3rd.
Also, most of the evacuation advisories, including for Cascade Shores has been lifted as of this morning which is great news.
The other good news is, as far as the weather, the drying and warming trend is expected to peak today. Temperatures will decrease slightly this weekend with a slight increase in humidity as well. That will aid in full containment. . Some of the fire crews locally are now being redeployed to other fires throughout the state. Fire crews will continue to engage in mop up operations.
Weather synopsis. Today should be the hottest day of the week as high pressure will gradually weaken over the next several days bringing us a slow cooling trend. We may see a few Sierra Thunderstorms over the next several days, mostly south of Hwy 50 as some monsoon moisture moves north from the desert SW.
Foothill Forecast – Fair and hot today with a slow cooling trend beginning Friday. today’s highs will range from the mid to upper 90’s in the Banner/Shores areas to upper 90’s to low 100’s in town (GV and NC), 100 to 105 in the Penn Valley, LOP areas. Enjoy your Thursday and stay safe!