Another fairly quiet day is in store, however the winds could become a bit of a problem this afternoon for fire fighting efforts. Average winds will be between 10-20mph inland, with gusts stronger. Isolated thunderstorms are also expected east of the Cascades and south of the Siskiyous. The further south and east you are in these locations, the better chance you have of seeing a storm. This includes the Mt. Shasta and Weed areas, plus Lake County.
The same is true regarding the lightning threat for Saturday, as temperatures steadily climb into the weekend. We’ll be flirting with 100 by Sunday across the West Side. The Klamath Basin will be pushing 90.
A closed low will move into the San Francisco Bay Area for the second half of the weekend. This weather pattern is going to be the onset of a very active few days. Widespread thunderstorms are very likely Sunday and Monday across our entire region, and as far west as the Coast. It will gradually move inland towards the middle of the week. A fire weather watch has been issued for this time frame, Sunday morning through Monday evening.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese