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July 17 Forecast

A cut-off low located over southern Oregon will continue to influence our weather for the next several days.  We’ll see temperatures 10-20 degrees below normal across the area today and scattered showers and thunderstorms today and tomorrow.  The best instability for thunderstorms to form on the west side of the mountains will be this afternoon and decrease through the evening while best chance east of the mountains will be this evening. 

East of the mountains will have drier thunderstorms with windier conditions, optimal for fire weather.  A red flag warning is in affect east of the Cascades through Thursday morning due to the potential for lightening strikes to reach outside the rainfall and spark fires that can grow quickly.

For now it looks like we’ll be dry on Friday, but if the cut-off low lingers for a couple more days we may keep rain in the forecast longer.  The weekend is looking to be much hotter and drier than this week.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Meteorologist Megan Parry