Plenty of sunshine returns for inland areas today with highs climbing close to 90 on the west side and 80 on the east side, that’s 15 to 20 degrees above normal! All this heat will increase instability this afternoon and while moisture is a limiting factor, we could see some thunderstorms develop this afternoon. The favored spots for thunderstorm formation will be the Cascades, Siskiyou’s and potentially Siskiyou county; tomorrow the threat for thunderstorms continues to diminish as does the moisture, with the best area for formation being the northern Cascades. Remember conditions can change rapidly, with the sunny warm weather you may want to head out hiking, camping, biking, etc. be sure to have a plan to get to safety quickly if a thunderstorm develops.
A cold front offshore will split as it hits the Pacific Northwest pushing most of the rain north of our area with the best chance for late afternoon showers will be the coast into the Umpqua Basin. Better chance for isolated to scattered showers on Monday, mainly along and west of the Cascades. Not all of us will see rain but we’ll all feel the cool down! Temperatures Monday will be close to 15 degrees cooler than the next couple days, and almost 20 degrees cooler on Tuesday, which is actually seasonable for this time of year!
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Meteorologist Megan Parry