Nice Finish to the Weekend

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Saturday was a quiet date weather-wise across the viewing area. A weak frontal boundary brought some cloud cover to parts of the Klamath Basin and some light showers to Northern Lake County, but other than this, mostly sunny conditions prevailed. Sunday is shaping up to be very similar. Afternoon highs will be the same, if not several degrees warmer in some locations, and sky conditions will remain mostly sunny.

An offshore wind, northeasterly to be exact, will carry smoke from the Southern Oregon fires into parts of Curry County through the overnight hours. In addition to haze along the Coastline, expect warm temperatures from that Chetco Effect. Brookings is forecasted to reach the upper 70’s Sunday afternoon. By midday and through the course of the day, winds will shift more northerly and this will bring smoke south of the fires once again. Winds over Northern California will be offshore through the evening and first half of Sunday. For a short time through the afternoon they will shift inland before moving offshore again.

By Monday, a cut-off low to our south and west will bring the chance for thunderstorms to the region. Monday will be a minimal threat with thunderstorms remaining isolated over Siskiyou County, higher terrain and the Klamath Basin. By Tuesday, the disturbance drives further east which will bring increasing moisture and instability to not just these aforementioned areas, but also the West Side. This threat will continue through Thursday (possibly Friday). The good news is that these storms will be capable of dropping a lot of rain, especially Wednesday night and Thursday. However, the strong winds and lightning on the outskirts of storms will need to be monitored very closely. Long story short, showers and thunderstorms will become more widespread and wet through the week!

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Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese