Smoke Still Thick In Siskiyou County

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High temperatures were several degrees cooler Friday than Thursday behind a cold front that passed early Friday morning.  We saw mostly sunny skies throughout southern Oregon, but in northern California, smoke impaired visibility in central Siskiyou County.  Air quality in Fort Jones and Etna has been reading in the “very unhealthy” category off and on throughout the past 24 hours.  That means that any time outdoors is not advised, especially working or exercising outdoors.

Smoky skies will continue throughout the weekend in northern California, but for all other locations, beautiful weather is in store.  Sunshine and dry conditions carry us through not just the weekend, but the extended period.  A weak cold front drops temperatures by a couple of degrees Monday, but highs quickly rebound by Tuesday and Wednesday.  In the Rogue Valley and northern California, afternoon highs will be in the 90’s, back above average.

With that being said, take advantage of one of the last weekends before the start of school! Temperatures will be perfect for a dip in the pool or a trip to the river.

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Chief Meteorologist Kate McKenna