The thermal trough that has developed as a result of the high pressure ridge over the NW, brought an offshore wind flow this afternoon to the Coast. The 1940 afternoon high record of 86 degrees was easily surpassed in Brookings as temperatures rose to 95 at the Airport! There are other reports of even higher temperatures in the area. The remainder of the viewing area came daringly close to breaking record highs this afternoon. Klamath Falls hit the 90 degree mark and fell just four degrees short.
Another hot day is in store for the second half of the weekend. Inland areas will again warm into the upper 80’s & low 90’s while the Coast will catch a break from the heat! The Chetco Effect will still warm conditions above average, but well below the 90’s. The mid 70’s are anticipated tomorrow afternoon in Brookings.
This dry weather is going to continue all week, and still no rain is in the near future. The ONLY chance for a wet drop is with the isolated, and I say very isolated, thunderstorms that may develop Sunday & Monday afternoon. Sunday the only area looking at the chance for a dry thunderstorm will be Siskiyou & Modoc Counties. Into Monday, moisture and instability push into Lake County as well. Other than this, the forecast is for dry and hot weather through Wednesday. Clear skies remain for the second half of the week but temperatures will finally cool down to more seasonable values.
Be sure to limit strenuous outdoor activity and take full advantage of the shade! Drink plenty of fluids and enjoy the nice weather!