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Hot Through The Weekend

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A disturbance today will flatten the high pressure ridge over the region and the main effect will be to cool our temperatures just a few degrees, but today will be another hot one for inland areas. The coast for one more day will be under the influence of the marine layer bringing cool, cloudy and breezy winds. Tomorrow the winds will shift at the coast from onshore to offshore returning sunshine and warmer temperatures to the south coast, in particular the Brookings area, as the Chetco Effect returns tomorrow through Sunday.

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year and a record breaking hot day in Montague! Montague warmed to 96 degrees, breaking the old record of 95 in 1969. Mt. Shasta was just one degree away from it’s third record breaking day this year, warmed to 93 degrees the record of 94 in 1977. Klamath Falls was two shy of the record of 91 degrees set in 1977 and Alturas was three short of the record of 92 degrees set in 1969.

A cut-off low spinning off the central California coast will bring a slight chance for late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in northern California. Yesterday all the storms stayed south of our region due to a lack of moisture, and today again the limiting factor is moisture but the instability is present. This low will open up Saturday and push northeast Sunday bringing a better chance for evening thunderstorms for northern California and even the Cascades and east side in southern Oregon. As this system nears we’ll have a better influx of moisture, add that to the instability and lift of the mountains, and thunderstorms could develop.

Next week the ridge will flatten and a cold front will bring some relief from the heat, possibly some showers and once again the threat for thunderstorms. Stay tuned for Newswatch12 for the latest! Thanks for logging on and have a great Thursday!

Meteorologist Megan Parry