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Signs of Rain Right on the Horizon!

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WEATHER DISCUSSION

One last day of quiet weather and warm temperatures is ahead. We had rain and thunderstorms move through the Klamath Basin overnight. This brought some lightning to Lake County and some clouds still linger in this area, but elsewhere is it mostly clear.

Mostly sunny skies will turn partly sunny by mid to late afternoon. Still, the day will be dry and warm …with highs trending just a few degrees cooler than yesterday. Highs will be in the 70’s & 80’s. At the coast, partly to mostly cloudy skies are in the forecast today.

By tonight, everyone will cloud over as clouds move in ahead of Wednesday’s rainfall. Mostly cloudy skies will cool temperatures for the middle of the week by about 5-10 degrees. A good amount of moisture will stream in from our south and west, supporting measurable rain for much of Southern Oregon Wednesday. The good news is, most of this activity will be showers rather than thunderstorms.

This will help the fire fight east of Klamath Falls (the Bryant Fire) and help to ease fire season temporarily. I say that with emphasis on the word temporary though! Keep in mind, the fire danger level is still at high for Jackson & Josephine Counties and now moderate for Douglas County and we are still in a severe/exceptional drought with very little snowpack.

Showers may linger into Thursday morning and clouds will hang around throughout much of the day before another disturbance passes to our north Friday. This will bring rain showers to the coast, but inland rainfall is going to be scarce.

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Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese