Clouds with a few rain showers have edged northward into Northern California and Southern Oregon. Some thunderstorms will develop in the next 24 to 36 hours, and dry lightning is possible due to how dry the lower atmosphere is.
Once the clouds and showers move eastward, hot weather returns…with triple digit heat possible for a couple of additional days…before a series of dry cool fronts allow highs to drop to below seasonal averages for this time of the year.
In fact, from the 24th of July through the 5th of August, Medford averages the hottest temperatures of the year. There is nothing unusual with the hot weather we have been experiencing.
By Sunday and early next week, highs will actually average below normal and will stop in the upper 80’s for a couple of days.