Large rumbling thunderstorms strolled through the Rogue Valley this morning, with reports of up to a third of an inch of rain in seven minutes in Wonder and one half inch in 15 minutes north of Cave Junction.
Some rain fell on the large fire complexes’, but the winner was the Whiskey Fire Complex, where a quarter to half an inch fell over much of the fire. To the north by 12 miles over two inches fell in Grandad. It is a good thing that didn’t fall on the burn scars, because too much rain in a short period would have taken the ash, loose debris and dirt…and washed it in a mud slide down the rugged terrain.
Partly cloudy skies are forecast for Friday and Saturday. A weak cool front will bring isolated thundershowers, mainly to the Cascades and eastward. However, it will drop temperatures Sunday and Monday into the low 80′s. A couple of additional weak weather systems will brush by the area, but only a slight chance for showers is expected from the Cascades over to the Klamath Basin. The Rogue Valley and surrounding region will be a little warmer, with seasonal temperatures and an average of partly cloudy skies.