Near 100 Today, Cooler for the Holiday

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High pressure continues to be our dominant weather feature. This is keeping the storm track to our north and allowing warmer air to filter into the Northwest. Highs will be flirting with 100 across the West Side this afternoon and 90 in the Basin.

Winds will be shifting throughout the day today. They’ll start off easterly in some locations¬†and shift to west, southwest across most of our area by the afternoon. Winds have already shifted enough in Northern California to bring smoke back into Central Siskiyou County. Air quality readings have been unhealthy and very unhealthy in Ft. Jones and Etna so far this morning. The southwesterly wind will help to bring some smoke into Southern Oregon as well so hazy skies are likely.

It will be sunny and quiet through the end of the week with areas of smoke in Siskiyou County. By Saturday, a new air mass will slide into the Northwest. This will bump our high temperatures down by about 10-20 degrees into the holiday. A strong onshore wind will keep the coast cloudy throughout the weekend. Inland, periods of clouds will come and go through early next week. It will however stay dry and cool.

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Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese