Widespread showers are currently moving in from our South, now impacting the viewing area. The moisture feed from the Tropics with this system combined with the daytime heating this afternoon is allowing for thunderstorms to develop across the area. There have been several reports of lightning, one of which struck a tree in the Applegate and lit it on fire. Heavy downpours and strong winds are the main threats in addition to lightning with these cells.
Thunderstorms will diminish after midnight and rain showers will be the main focus. Several bands of rain will move through Southern Oregon and Northern California through Easter Sunday. It looks like your best bet for any outdoor activities will be in the morning, with the exception of Siskiyou County which should see mainly widespread showers through most of the day. Thunderstorms are a possibility again tomorrow afternoon but should be fairly isolated.
Showers may linger into Monday, but by Tuesday some warmer and drier air moves back into the Pacific NW. A mix of sun and clouds are in the forecast with seasonably warm temperatures inland.
Have a wonderful Easter & safe travels!