Again, thunderstorms are developing over Siskiyou County. This is where most of the instability and remaining moisture lies across the viewing area. Most of the cells have been pretty stationary, moving in a very slow east northeasterly path. Now that the sun has set, the activity should begin to die out over the next several hours. Thankfully, none of the cells managed to move far enough north into the Basin.
Fires are currently burning all over the viewing area, and with breezy afternoon winds, these fires are only getting aggravated. Smoke is now spreading further south into parts of Jackson County, the mountains and along the Coast as well. Again tomorrow breezy conditions are expected with the highest winds across the West Side through Sunday and the East Side through Monday.
The good news is the heat is breaking. By Sunday, an even greater temperature drop is expected for all inland areas. Expect another 5-7 degree difference. These will be seasonal temperatures and they will continue through the entire work week. At this point, the only possibility or mention of dry thunderstorms is Wednesday for the East Side, however I haven’t even added them yet to the forecast to account for uncertainty.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese