Storms Today to Include the West Side

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A cut off low in the San Francisco Bay area will be bringing thunderstorms to much of the state into this evening. As small disturbances rotate around this closed low throughout the next 48-72 hours, rounds of showers and storms will develop across Southern Oregon and Northern California.

The first of these disturbances is currently pushing through the Klamath Basin. About 3-4 separate thunderstorms popped up over Lake & Modoc Counties throughout the morning as a result. This system will continue traveling north, northwest into early afternoon. Spotty showers and storms are likely as it does so, mainly across the Northern Klamath and Lake Counties, the Northern Cascades (Crater Lake area), and Douglas County.

Skies will partially clear into the afternoon and the sun breaks will then help to warm temperatures. As this happens, another disturbance will move in by mid to late afternoon …bringing the first widespread round of storms. Thunderstorms today are going to be on the drier side, bringing little rainfall to the ground and strong winds. They will be widespread along and east of the Cascades, isolated to scattered across the West Side and isolated over Siskiyou County. Storms will become increasingly more widespread from Eastern Siskiyou County into Modoc.

As moisture continues to filter in the next couple of days, storms will become increasingly wet. As of right now, thunder and lightning will develop across our counties through Wednesday. The south, southeasterly wind today will keep smoke and hazy skies in the Valley. Air quality readings have been moderate for much of the West Side because of this.

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