As a cold front passes through the area, temperatures will drop a bit, but the main concerns will focus around falling humidity and gusty winds. Since the winds will be shifting behind the cold front, a dry wind from the northeast will be blowing Wednesday and Thursday. All of these issues combine to create fire weather issues in the next few days.
Following the cold front, relative humidity will drop to between 10 and 20 percent during the daytime, rebounding to 30 and 40 percent at night as the temperatures cool. Winds will also be gusting up to 30 miles per hour, with sustained wind speeds between 10 and 20 miles per hour form the northeast. Because of this, a fire weather warning is in effect through Wednesday evening for portions of Del Norte and western Siskiyou County, as well as western Klamath, Josephine, and eastern Curry Counties. Afterwards, a fire weather watch goes into effect Wednesday night and Thursday for most of Jackson and eastern Douglas County.
The cool down on Wednesday will be short-lived, as temperatures quickly rebound into the 90′s on Thursday. By Friday and Saturday, afternoon highs will be about ten degrees above average – in the upper 90′s. Another cold front is set to move through by the beginning of next week, but in the meantime, it’s definitely still feeling like late summer.
Chief Meteorologist Kate McKenna