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Thunderstorms douse Nevada County, more heat on way

The weather roller coaster isn’t over yet.

The heat wave from last week that gave way to an abrupt drop in temperatures and a series of thunderstorms and drenching rain over the weekend is back — for only for a short time.

Last week, there was a high heat risk Wednesday and Thursday, with highs in the mid-90s. By Saturday, however, temperatures plunged to the low 50s with a little over an inch of rain total, and even hail seen in some parts of the county through the weekend.

A heat advisory was issued Monday, with the National Weather Service predicting temperatures would be rising once again, with moderate to high heat risk expected in the foothills today through Thursday. Morning low temperatures were forecast to be in the 60s to low 70s, with little overnight relief from the heat. The thermometer is expected to peak Wednesday with highs reaching 99 degrees for this region, the weather service stated.

Specifically for Grass Valley, the high for Tuesday is predicted to be 88 degrees, with Wednesday reaching a high of 93 and Thursday dropping only slightly to 91 degrees.

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Cooler weather with rain chances return by Friday, with the high forecast at 81. There’s a slight chance of showers late that night into Saturday. Saturday is predicted to be sunny but cooler, with a high near 70, according to the weather service.

Contact reporter Liz Kellar at 530-477-4236 or by email at

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