Thunderstorms Likely Later Today

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A quiet morning has begun across the region although an active afternoon and evening is ahead. The marine layer will bring clouds and fog to the Coast early, but as the sun comes up skies will gradually clear in Curry and Coos County. It’s a mostly clear start for inland locations with mild temperatures from the overnight hours.

Building clouds are anticipated later today, especially along and east of the Cascades. By mid to late afternoon showers and thunderstorms are looking very likely at this point. Thunder and lightning is expected into early evening over Siskiyou County, the Klamath Basin & along the Cascades.

From these storms, occasion to frequent lightning, brief strong winds, small hail & heavy rain will occur. Confidence is high in this lightning threat and much better than recent days where only pop up or isolated thunderstorms were expected. Scattered to widespread thunderstorms will develop later today, posing a lightning threat for much of the area.

It does look like West Side Valleys will stay dry with increasing clouds. A shower or storm could brush by Ashland because of its close proximity to the Cascades, but the remainder of the Valley should escape this short term storm threat.

Tuesday will bring in some drier air. A lingering thunderstorm could pop up into early evening over Siskiyou County but elsewhere should remain dry. This will have to be looked into again tonight and tomorrow. The rest of the week looks dry with few changes from one day to the next under a very stagnant weather pattern.

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Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese