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The Heat Continues Sunday

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FIRE LEVEL RISING TO EXTREME MONDAY FOR JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES.

High pressure still has firm control of the weather across the Western half of the country. Temperatures across the West steadily climbed into the upper 90′s and triple digits Saturday afternoon. Medford fell one degree short of hitting 100 Saturday, but many areas in Northern California easily surpassed the century mark.

Much of the same is expected into Sunday. Sunday & Monday will bet the warmest days of this heat wave. Into Tuesday a disturbance is going to creep into Central California. As it continues to move north, it will bring some cooler air into the middle levels of our atmosphere, as well as moisture. With this, will come the threat for thunderstorms.

Now, any thundershower activity that develops will be very isolated and it’s certainly possible no thunderstorms develop Tuesday. The greatest chance will be across Siskiyou County. However, it is worth mentioning because the fire danger threat is going to be increasing from high to extreme Monday. This will be for Jackson & Josephine Counties. On Wednesday, the threat for thunderstorms will spread to the East Side in addition to Siskyou County. It’s very likely that just pop up showers occur across the viewing area these two days, but an isolated thunderstorm cannot be ruled out.

No heat relief is in the near future, as temperatures will remain in the mid 90′s through the second half of the week. This will keep us on track to tie and break a record set from 1974 in Medford, of 12 consecutive days with afternoon highs 95 degrees or greater.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese