Dry Thunderstorms Tonight

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Widespread rain showers and thundershowers are impacting the viewing area. We have had several reports of lightning strikes and there are currently several smoke investigations underway. The threat for fire development will stick with us through the evening, as conditions still remain very dry. Humidities remain low across the region with the exception of the Coastline where an onshore flow has now developed again.

The main threat this evening is dry lightning and the start of potential wildfires. The good news is that moisture will be steadily increasing through the evening and into tomorrow. Thunderstorms and showers will gradually diminish through the evening. We will again start the week off sunny, but by afternoon clouds will begin developing and thunderstorms sparking. The biggest threat for strong thunderstorms will be Siskiyou County. Although moisture content will be increasing a threat for fires remains through tomorrow. Because strong winds are likely with any thundershowers that do develop, a red flag warning is in effect for Siskiyou & Modoc Counties.

Heavy rain is possible with some of these systems tomorrow also, and more so into Tuesday as humidities continuously increase through midweek. The same pattern will stick around into Wednesday before high pressure builds back into the NW.

If you have any WxPix  of the thunderstorms please feel free to email them into newsdesk@kdrv.com or post them on our Facebook wall! We would love to share them on air!

Have a great week and thanks for logging on!

Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese