Today is the first day of the extreme heat that will be building into the Pacific Northwest. Beginning today and continuing through the weekend, afternoon highs will continue to climb. The triple digits are expected across the Rogue Valley this weekend as well as in Siskiyou County. On the East Side, temperatures are going to be approaching record highs. Highs will likely tie and break old records in Klamath Falls. Even along the Coast temperatures are going to warm up a bit, into the lower 70′s.
Clear skies will continue through Sunday. By Monday, the center of high pressure will be far enough north to bring moisture into the viewing area. This will introduce the threat for thunderstorms across Siskiyou County. I am still hesitant to say scattered thunderstorms, as the last time we were expecting thunderstorms none developed. So for now, isolated thunderstorms have a slight chance of developing across Northern California, and an even slighter chance exists on the East Side. This will be Monday through Wednesday. Tuesday and Wednesday, highs start dropping but I wouldn’t say it’s the start of relief as they will still be in the upper 90′s in the valleys.
Stay hydrated, keep to the shade, limit outdoor activity, and wear light weight & colored clothing!