June 21st – The Official First Day of Summer (Summer Solstice)
A weak ridge of high pressure has moved its way onshore and is clearing us out for the next day or so. High temperatures today were already above average. Clear skies and a windy afternoon was what we got for Saturday. Sunday is when the axis of the ridge of high pressure will move over us, meaning we will see the warmest temperatures then. Some areas will get into the lower 90s for highs on Sunday, including parts of the Rogue Valley and Northern California. The Klamath Basin will sit in the upper 70s and lower 80s. While the Coast will sit in the 60s with the onshore flow keeping things cool. The mountain locations will vary in temperatures from the 50s to the 80s depending on elevation and cloud coverage. All areas will remain under mostly sunny skies through Sunday.
As the ridge leaves us Monday, clouds will begin moving in ahead of the next low pressure system. A few disturbances will swing over the region Monday afternoon. This, mixed with some afternoon instability will create a small chance for thunderstorms in Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, as well as the Klamath Basin. However, the bulk of the atmospheric moisture will not have moved in yet, therefore these storms will be light and short-lived.
Tuesday is the day that the first cold front will push onshore with the offshore system. This will bring a chance for more clouds and also cooler temperatures. Temperatures on Tuesday will drop from 5-10 degrees, putting us around average. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected to start in the late hours of Tuesday in the Klamath Basin. Wednesday will bring showers to the coast and the west side valleys and thunderstorms to the Basin, Cascades and Northern California.
Another cold front will swing through on Wednesday night, allowing for temperatures to cool yet again. This time to below average temperatures. This frontal system is a little stronger, therefore Thursday is looking like there will be heavier rain falling. Still, the areas seeing the rain and thunderstorms will remain east of the Cascades and the Siskiyous. Meanwhile, the coast and the west side will only get cloud coverage. Isolated showers will occur at the coast on Saturday. Shower activity will continue for all of the regions (excluding the valleys) into next weekend.
Thanks for logging on and have a good one!
Meteorologist Seth Phillips
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Terry Croft: Red-Tailed Hawk, Klamath Falls
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