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Staying Cooler For One More Day

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WEATHER DISCUSSION

The low pressure system that drifted onshore Wednesday brought us another round of showers and thunderstorms.  Fortunately, there were mainly just embedded rumbles of thunder within the steady light rain.  Early morning rainfall brought nearly half an inch of the wet stuff to Medford, one of the higher totals in the region.  That’s a record amount of rainfall recorded in Medford on August 13.

Throughout the afternoon, another line of showers and storms erupted in a line extending from Siskiyou County northeastward into the Klamath Basin.  There were numerous lightning strikes, but rainfall amounts were low.  As the center of low pressure slowly exits the region, a few straggling showers and storms are possible along and east of the Cascades on Thursday.

The storm chance for Thursday is very isolated.  It will be the last day with storms in the forecast for several days.  High pressure builds in through the weekend, and mostly sunny skies warm temperatures back above average.  Enjoy Thursday’s highs in the 70′s and 80′s, because by the beginning of next week, northern California and west side valleys will see highs in the middle to upper 90′s.

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Chief Meteorologist Kate McKenna