Warm, Sunny & Smoky

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The thermal trough moved inland last night allowing winds to calm at the coast and the marine layer to make its way further inland bringing fog to the area.  This will be the story through the weekend with some areas even further inland seeing some fog by the end of the week.  Also with the thermal trough moving inland we’ll see winds pick up this afternoon, in particulary in Modoc county where a Red Flag Warning has been issued from 3 PM until 9 PM today.  A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather is either occuring or will be shortly and explosive fire growth is possible due to strong winds and low humidites.

For inland areas we’ll see a mix of sun and smoke again today with temperatures holding steady above normal, a trend we’ll see through the end of the week.  Thursday we bring in a slight chance for isolated afternoon thunderstorms along and east of the Cascades, depending on how much moisture is available tomorrow will be the difference between puffy clouds and thunderstorms.  We’ll have a better idea of what to expect tomorrow morning.

As we head into the weekend a cut-off low is going to form off the coast which is going to drop temperatures significantly, however, tropical storm Leslie in the Atlantic may influence the jet stream enough that we don’t see as a great of a cooling as is currently forecast.  This is another wait and see as we approach next week.

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Thanks for logging on and have a great Wednesday!

Meteorologist Megan Parry