Today: Temperatures won't be quite as hot this afternoon across the region, but sunshine will remain in place for most throughout the day. A mostly dry storm system will begin to slide through the area this afternoon and evening, providing Southern Oregon and Northern California with gusty winds up to 25-40 MPH. We'll see a slight chance for a stray shower or thunderstorm near Mt. Shasta, into Modoc County and up into southern Lake County, but most of us should stay dry. Temperatures this afternoon will top out in the low to mid 90s in our westside valleys with upper 80s to near 90° in the Klamath Basin. The coast will see highs in the 60s to lower 70s. Smoke and haze is expected to increase into western and central Siskiyou County this afternoon due to the Red Salmon Complex.
A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued for much of Klamath and Lake Counties from 2 PM - 9 PM today. During this time, wind gusts up to 40 MPH will be possible out of the southwest and west with extremely dry conditions and relative humidity as low as 8%. A significant spread of new or existing fires is possible in these conditions. Please use extreme caution east of the Cascades.
Tonight: Skies will remain clear to mostly clear across Southern Oregon and Northern California overnight with mild temperatures. Hazy conditions and smoke will continue to impact Siskiyou County due to the Red Salmon Complex. Lows tonight will fall into the mid to upper 50s west of the Cascades with lows in upper 40s to low 50s for many east of the Cascades.
Extended: Temperatures will cool even further on Wednesday with increasing clouds in the afternoon for the region. Highs will only be in the mid to upper 80s in our westside valleys with upper 70s to lower 80s for the eastside. The coast will see highs in the 60s on Wednesday. Winds will remain gusty in our higher elevations and for the eastside. That will mean more critical fire weather conditions for the Klamath Basin.
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH has been issued for much of Klamath Lake Counties from 1 PM - 11 PM Wednesday. During this time, winds gusts up to 40 MPH will be possible out of the southwest and west with extremely dry conditions and relative humidity as low as 8%. A significant spread of new or existing fires is possible in these conditions. Please use extreme caution on Wednesday east of the Cascades.
Seasonally hot temperatures will return Thursday with sunny skies, before things really heat up as we head into the weekend. Very warm and windy weather looks to return to the coast late in the week. Temperatures will surge into the triple-digits for many westside valleys Saturday and Sunday. We'll likely stay dry through the weekend in our region.
Plenty of sun
A few clouds
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|10 AM||74°||Sunny||0%||45%||NNW at 2 mph|
|11 AM||79°||Sunny||0%||38%||NW at 3 mph|
|12 PM||83°||Sunny||0%||33%||NW at 4 mph|
|1 PM||87°||Sunny||0%||28%||NW at 5 mph|
|2 PM||89°||Sunny||0%||23%||NW at 6 mph|
|3 PM||92°||Sunny||0%||19%||NW at 10 mph|
|4 PM||93°||Sunny||0%||16%||NW at 11 mph|
|5 PM||93°||Sunny||0%||15%||NW at 13 mph|
|6 PM||91°||Sunny||0%||15%||NNW at 14 mph|
|7 PM||88°||Sunny||0%||18%||NNW at 13 mph|
|8 PM||82°||Sunny||0%||23%||NNW at 11 mph|
|9 PM||78°||Clear||0%||29%||NNW at 7 mph|