Wednesday was a pretty active day as thunderstorms were popping up left and right in the Klamath Basin and over Siskiyou County. More than 1,500 lightning strikes were reported and 32 confirmed lightning induced fires east of the Cascades. The good news — these fires were all small and the thunderstorms are over with, at least for the next few days.
A quiet but hot day is in store. Mostly sunny skies inland will bring high temperatures into the 80′s and 90′s by the afternoon. We’ll have a mix of sun and clouds at the coast. Highs will continue climbing into the holiday weekend, which will be dry just hot. By Monday, we look to be back into the triple digits for West Side Valleys and Northern California. The mid 90′s are anticipated east of the Cascades.
As of right now, a few thunderstorms may be popping up Tuesday afternoon/evening for the Basin and Northern California. This is still a ways out though so the forecast could change.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese