The slow moving storm system that has brought rumbles of thunder and areas of heavy rain, lightning and some hail, will slowly work its way eastward. Enough moisture remains over the higher mountains for the sun to heat the air and thunderstorms will result in the afternoon and evening hours Wednesday and Thursday…and even Friday to some extent.
But, most of the thunderstorms will be east and south of the Rogue Valley, and over the Cascades, Siskiyous, Klamath and other mountains of Northern California and the Lake and Klamath Counties of Oregon. Unfortunately, dry lightning strikes are a possibility with any of these storms.
Temperatures will warm quickly in the Rogue Valley and surrounding region. By Thursday, Friday and Saturday, highs will jump into the mid to upper 80′s. The heat is ahead of a Pacific cold front that will sweep through Southern Oregon and Northern California on Mother’s Day, with lingering scattered showers on Monday.