A pretty active day is ahead for Northern California, the Rogue Valley and Cascades. Spotty showers have been developing throughout the morning across much of the region. Clouds will stick around throughout the morning, but not without some sun breaks. This will allow temperatures to warm and fuel afternoon/evening storms.
A fire weather warning will go into effect at 11am today for much of Jackson County, the Cascades and the Basin. This warning also includes the Siskiyous and Northern California. It will expire at 11pm tonight. Frequent lightning is possible with any cells that develop into this evening; plus heavy rain, strong winds and small hail.
Storms will be traveling north, northeast. For the Rogue Valley, they will likely develop over Siskiyou County and travel into Jackson …or even develop over the Siskiyou Mountains. Josephine County should be less active than Jackson, although a storm is possible here as well.
Once the sun sets, any activity seen should die down and taper off. Tomorrow, another front will push inland and this will bring rain to the coast and rain showers for inland areas. Showers should be isolated east of the Cascades and a little more widespread across the West Side.
Following the middle of the week, skies will clear and temperatures will warm. By the weekend, we’re talking 90′s and triple digits once again.