Early this morning, a very weak cold front moved through the area, bringing some fog to the coast and clouds to other locations. Although the day began with clouds moving through, they didn’t stick around during the afternoon hours. Temperatures were a bit cooler than Thursday’s highs, but only dropped near the seasonal averages today.
A warm up is on the way for the official start of summer, which is Saturday. Sunday will see temperatures climbing near 90 in the valley and northern California, and those warmers conditions will stick around for the start of the work week on Monday. The remnants of a cold front drift through the region Tuesday, bringing highs down a degree or two. The next big weather maker moves onshore towards the end of next week. Isolated rain showers are in the forecast for all location both Thursday and Friday, and some models indicate that those showers could stick around for Saturday.
The latest U.S. drought monitor was released recently, upgrading portions of Siskiyou county to “exceptional” drought. With the lack of rainfall and dry vegetation, it’s something else to consider during fire season. The fire danger level was raised on Monday to high (yellow), at least two fires have been ignited in our area. At this time, the Bryant Fire continues to burn just east of Klamath Falls.
Chief Meteorologist Kate McKenna