The extreme heat is ongoing today but it will not be as warm as Tuesday. Still, high temperatures are climbing into the 90′s across much of the region. In addition to that, thunderstorms will be pretty widespread by this evening over Northern California and the Klamath Basin.
We had widespread thunderstorms move through overnight in the Klamath Basin, producing frequent lightning. This is the concern with the round of storms expected later today. We could have heavy rain and strong winds as well, but the big threat is going to be the lightning.
Skies will be partly to mostly sunny inland, but increasing clouds will bring those showers/storms. At the coast there is some fog present from a front that is bring early morning clouds to the West Side. Fog should burn off and skies should clear at the coast throughout the morning.
From Thursday on, dry air will sit over the West and temperatures are going to stay very warm. The holiday weekend is looking fantastic, just hot! By Monday and Tuesday, we could be talking about triple digit temperatures once again!
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese