Nevada County can expect hot, humid temperatures |

Nevada County can expect hot, humid temperatures

Whitney Miller, teacher at Mona Lee's Preschool, keeps cool with her students at thepool at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.

Residents can expect hot and humid temperatures throughout the weekend and into next week, according to the National Weather Service.

A strong high-pressure system is moving into Northern California that is bringing prolonged warm temperatures, said meteorologist Stefanie Henry.

“The moisture in the air will be coming up into the region, which will make it feel slightly more muggy than previous heat waves,” she said.

Temperatures are expected to be 96 degrees Friday and Saturday and 97 Sunday, with highs of 99 degrees Monday, 100 degrees Tuesday and 96 degrees Wednesday.

Nightly temperatures will bring no relief from the heat, as the lows throughout the weekend and into next week will be in the high 60s and low 70s.

“So it’s going to feel a little uncomfortable,” Henry said.

Nevada County experienced a large increase in moisture earlier this week with roughly an inch of rainfall, which has lingered in the air.

There is also a chance of isolated thunderstorms in the area next week.

The weather service will release a heat watch for Sunday through Wednesday and advises people to stay inside or in shade and keep hydrated, Henry said.

“It’s just going to be a little more muggy than what we’re used to in Northern California,” she said.

To contact Staff Writer Jennifer Terman, email or call (530) 477-4230.

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