A frontal boundary pushing showers onshore this morning will continue to drop rain in our region for today. Upper level winds are moving very quickly out of the west so any showers that do develop will be short lived as they will move across large distances in a short amount of time. After the weak cold front pushes onshore in the late morning hours, showers will begin to diminish and the leftover moisture will prompt post frontal activity for Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The heaviest rainfall through the next 48 hours will be at the coast and in the northern tier of the Cascade Range. Rainfall will continue until Saturday evening. Roadways will be slick during these times, so plan accordingly if heading out.
Sunday will be a transition phase with clouds moving out and temperatures warming up. This is a clear sign that high pressure is building back into the region. After a few days of below average temperatures, we will get back to temperatures that are above average. Tuesday is expected to be when the axis of the ridge moves overhead. This is when the warmest temperatures are felt. Highs for Tuesday are going to be in the middle 70′s at the coast and the mountains. The Klamath Basin will see the upper 80′s and lower 90′s, while the west side and Northern California will be in the mid to upper 90′s. Happy Camp (One of our warmer spots) is expected to break the 100 degree mark on Tuesday! If you plan to be outside pack plenty of sunscreen and water. If you can, avoid being outside during the afternoon as heat stroke is very common with these warm, dry conditions. If you have outdoor activities, plan them for the morning or early evening hours, as these times will be cooler.
Thanks for logging on and stay dry out there!
Meteorologist Seth Phillips