A strong round of storms pushed through Siskiyou County and the Klamath Basin Wednesday afternoon and evening. Storm reports included heavy rain, ponding in roads, small hail and strong winds. Between 0.30″-1″ of measurable rain was recorded from some of these cells.
The showers and storms died down quickly as the sun went down and we are starting off with clear skies over inland areas. This is going to allow for a lot of daytime heating into the afternoon and will fuel the round of showers/storms anticipated into this evening. This will be east of the Cascades and over Siskiyou County. The Cascades should stay mostly dry but you really can’t rule out a shower or storm here as well. Once again, threats will include strong winds, heavy rain and small hail.
The thunder and lightning threat will expand to include West Side Valleys for Friday. Any storms here should be isolated but it does appear we could see storm development. By Saturday, we should catch a break region wide. Sunday could then bring isolated storms again.
The heat will be ongoing throughout the weekend and into next week. In fact, next week is looking even warmer than current temperatures. We may be exceeding 100 again by Tuesday and Wednesday. This is still a ways out though and could certainly change.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese