Medford ended Thursday racking in another triple digit day. The high at the airport was 100, making it the 9th triple digit day so far this summer. Typically we average about 8 or 9 in a summer. With the summer only half way over, it’s likely this number goes up.
Today, sunny skies are allowing morning temperatures to drop cooler than recent mornings. Despite the cooler start, it’s still going to be downright hot again throughout the afternoon. Highs will top out in the mid and upper 90′s across the Valley. Morning clouds and fog at the coast will gradually clear throughout the first half of the day.
Throughout the weekend, conditions will stay dry and some clouds will move inland by Sunday …allowing the coast so stay mostly cloudy for the second half of the weekend. By Monday, a new air mass moves in with an area of low pressure that sweeps south and east from the Gulf of Alaska.
This is going to bring in some instability as well, supporting showers and thunderstorms for early next week. For now, the thunder and lightning chance is in the forecast across the board ..including the coast. It’s quite possible this changes in the next few days though as the computers are not handling this weather disturbance very well. What does appear to be true though is a slight dip in temperatures. Highs should be about 10 degrees cooler by Monday before rebounding throughout the week.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese