Current radar picking up a well defined line of showers and thunderstorms developing. Instability is greatest in the Klamath Basin today however, we are seeing thunderstorms develop in Siskiyou County as well. The Rogue Valley continued to see mostly sunny skies through Friday because of a warm layer above the surface. Clouds can not develop when there is stable air above the surface.
Thunderstorms and showers will dissipate throughout the night. This weekend should remain fairly dry. Some models are indicating shower activity Sunday afternoon, but this time of the year, models seem to pull up more moisture than what is actually coming. Therefore, I expect Sunday will mostly dry. If anything, light isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon in Siskiyou County and the northern fringe of the Southern Oregon Cascades near Crater Lake and Diamond Lake. The better chance for showers and thunderstorms move in just for the start of Fire Season. Fire Season officially starts Monday for Lake, Klamath, Jackson, and Josephine Counties. Along with the thunderstorms will be winds and a lot of dry air, therefore dry lightning may become a factor. Monday and Tuesday will bring with them a lot of instability in the region and thunderstorm activity will be seen in the Siskiyou Mountains, the Klamath Basin, and The Northern Cascades. All other locations will just see fair weather cumulus develop and hang around. Clouds will continue in the region until Wednesday. A ridge of high pressure will slowly creep in by Thursday returning the mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures.
Thanks for logging on and enjoy your weekend, you earned it!
Meteorologist Seth Phillips
Photos Submitted Today:
Ken Clark: Osprey on the Old Robertson Bridge
Ede Viale: Deer Up Close
Tom Strong: Thunderstorm Anvil
Dany Daniken: First Rose of the Year