We’re one day closer to the weekend and skies continue to remain clear and conditions dry! The fire danger level is moderate, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the National Weather Service issues a Red Flag Warning in the coming days for Siskiyou, Klamath, and Lake Counties to account for the potentially hazardous dry weather. Be sure to limit any strenuous outdoor activity and to also stay hydrated!
A thermal heat low will begin to nudge inland this evening and through the end of the week. This means the Chetco Effect will return to Brookings through Saturday! The afternoon high may be the hottest they’ve seen all year, as temperatures climb into the low 80’s. This weekend may also bring the hottest day of the year so far in Medford.
Instability begins to increase slightly across the viewing area beginning Sunday and continuing through Tuesday. The limiting factor however for thunderstorms, remains the lack of moisture. A slight and very isolated chance is in the forecast for Siskiyou, Klamath and Lake Counties for Monday & Tuesday. These are going to be dry thunderstorms, meaning very little to no rain at all will fall and lightning will very easily spark fires.
Don’t worry, relief is in sight, just not until next week! A significant drop in temperatures is anticipated Wednesday. An air mass bringing much more seasonable temperatures will move in from the West.