Thunder and lightning was widespread east of the Cascades Monday. This brought heavy rain to the Klamath Basin, hail and lightning strikes. Storms traveled west, southwest passing over the Oregon Gulch Fire into Northern California. Lightning made it to the Jackson/Klamath County line before fizzling out into Jackson County. As the sun set, showers and storms dissipated.
Temperatures will warm into the 80′s and 90′s today. Another round of slow moving storms will develop but this time around, the moisture will shift further south. Southern Klamath and Lake Counties south into Northern California is the general area we’re focusing on today for any development. Heavy rainfall is likely, plus hail and strong winds.
By Wednesday, only a chance for storms will remain over Siskiyou County. Elsewhere, drier air will move in. This will allow temperatures to warm slightly towards the weeks end and also allow air quality to most likely worsen. The recent rain yesterday has improved visiblities and air qualities region-wide. The monsoonal moisture could creep back our way by the second half of the weekend.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese