Highlight: Warmer Medium-range forecasts. Charts of the Day: Heat risk returns to California. Discussion: Hotter forecasts are indicated for California for late July/early August. Sacramento has a chance to reach 100 each of the next 15 days. Medium-range 6-10 Day Forecast Valid July 27-31, 2019 Medium-range 11-15 Day Forecast Valid August 1-5, 2019 Discussion: Suppressed heat due to shower activity becomes established over the Southeast U.S. Elsewhere the forecast trends warmer in the West and Northeast U.S. with slight risk of excessive heat. Extended-range 16-20 Day Forecast Valid August 6-10, 2019 Discussion: A very warm and humid pattern is projected across the U.S. Corn Belt. Warmth also lingers in the West. A cool outbreak from Canada emerges. The GFS OP days 6-10/11-15 %Normal Rainfall Forecast Discussion: The GFS ENS indicates wet weather over the Great Lakes in the 6-10 day period while the majority of the remainder of the U.S. is dry. In the 11-15 day period there is risk of a thundery pattern across the Southeast U.S. (and California).