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Fire Weather Warnings in Place Today

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WEATHER DISCUSSION

Quiet weather continues over our region, bringing sunny skies and warm temperatures. Winds are offshore at the Coast and this is keeping temperatures in the 70′s & 80′s in Brookings. Yesterday the airport hit 91, breaking a record for the day. Highs in Brookings will be well into the 80′s throughout the afternoon today and could certainly climb into the 90′s again.

More importantly, offshore winds tend to bring very dry air to the region. With strong winds in the forecast today, there are fire weather concerns and the National Weather Service has issued a fire weather warning for parts of the region. This warning is in place through 8pm tonight for much of Josephine County and Western Siskiyou County. If a fire were to start, it would spread rapidly under these conditions. For this reason, THE CONTROLLED BURN IN WHITE CITY HAS BEEN CANCELED. It is supposed to resume when weather conditions are more fitting.

We may continue to see fire weather warnings into the weekend, as the weather pattern is not expected to change through early next week. Tuesday and Wednesday we’ll start to bring in cooler air, but the clear skies will be ongoing. Throughout the weekend, expect high temperatures to remain in the 80′s in Brookings, the 60′s elsewhere along the Coast, near 90 for the West Side & and the lower 80′s across the Klamath Basin.

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Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese