Lightning has started new fires in the upper Applegate region…with around 125 lightning strikes in a 30 minute period about 7:30 pm. More numerous showers and thunderstorms will progress over Southern Oregon and Northern California Thursday…as the main part of the storm system drifts northeast into the area.
Friday and Saturday will be cooler, still a bit smoky and partly cloudy. A weak storm will brush by the area Sunday, and will bring a slight chance for a few showers or thundershowers. Then, partly cloudy to mostly sunny next week, with smoke likely building day by day.