A closed upper level low is sitting off the coast of Northern California and bringing in a southerly flow. This is increasing the moisture and instability in our region to the point that daytime heating is allowing for these storms to develop across the thunderstorm hotspots. Starting around 2 p.m. lighting was detected in northern Lake and Klamath Counties with a few cells forming there. More cells were popping up in the Siskiyous and Cascades after that. The closest lightning to the Rogue Valley was along the Jackson/Klamath County line with a storm that traveled north and dumped some rain on Lake of the Woods.
Monday brings another round of these storms, and more of them. A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued and will go into effect at 1:00 p.m. Monday and will last until 11:00 p.m. Another round is expected on Tuesday. This should be the last day of thunderstorms for the rest of the week. A weak ridge of high pressure will take over and then allow for clearing. This round of high pressure will bring cooler air with it and we will be at or below average for the rest of the week. A much welcome change for temperatures.
Thanks for logging on and have a great week!
Meteorologist Seth Phillips