Abundant Lightning Today

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Today’s storms brought much more lightning to the region compared to yesterdays storms. More instability and moisture mixed with daytime heating created perfect conditions for afternoon thunderstorms. A good amount of lightning was recorded in Modoc, Eastern Siskiyou, Lake, Klamath, and Douglas Counties. Storms were looking to push into Jackson and Josephine, however a large cloud deck moved in overhead and limited daytime heating in these areas. Therefore, the chance for thunderstorms fell rapidly. It is not likely that there will be any more development overnight.

Still, each afternoon will bring an elevated risk for all locations to see thunderstorms. Therefore a RED FLAG WARNING is still in effect for all counties until Tuesday. The only exception is Del Norte, who will likely not see activity past Monday afternoon so the warning will expire then. A weak cold front will swing in early Wednesday morning and allow for temperatures to cool a bit and also bring some showers to the coast. After that, high pressure moves in and we clear up at least until next weekend.

Thanks for logging on and have a great week!

Meteorologist Seth Phillips

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