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Today 8/9 -
Red Flag Warnings in effect for all of Southern Oregon and Northern California except the coastal zones. Click here for more information
Areas of morning low clouds for the coastal areas that will burn off. Skies will be mostly sunny for all areas with some drift smoke from the fires in most areas. Heavier smoke will be present in Siskiyou County near the fires.....and smoke from the fires in Humboldt County in northwestern California will be impacting Jackson, and Josephine Counties. Degraded air conditions are expected. Especially in Josephine County where an air quality alert is in effect until 11 pm tonight. Expect breezy to windy conditions developing. Winds could reach 10 to 25 miles an hour from the south. That combined with expected low humidity levels has caused the Red Flag Warning for portions of Jackson County..including the Medford area, and western Siskiyou County.
There will be a chance for thunderstorms from the Cascades east......and a slight chance for a thunderstorm for the valleys west of the Cascades from Roseburg north. Expect frequent lightning, gusty winds, and hail with any storms that form. Some storms could become severe in the east slopes of the central Oregon Cascades, and then for areas east of the Cascades. These storms could produce large damagining hail, and strong gusty winds to 60 miles an hour. Rainfall is expected with all storms. But, that rain is not expected to be heavy. Red Flag Warnings for abundant lightning are in effect for the Cascades and then for all areas east of the Cascades.
Highs will be near 80 to near 90 for the inland valleys of Coos and Douglas Counties. Low to upper 90s for the valleys of Jackson, Josephine, and western Siskiyou County.
Mid 60s to the low 70s for the coastal areas.
Low 70s to the mid 80s for the mountains.
Upper 80s to the upper 90s for areas east of the Cascades. The hottest temps will be in Central Oregon for Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties.
Partly clear skies for all areas. There will be haze for all areas, and there will be areas of smoke downwind from the fires. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms to possible for all areas east of the Cascades through the night.
Lows will be in the mid 50s to the mid 60s for all areas west of the Cascades, including the coastal areas.
Low 50s to near 60 for the mountains.
Near 50 to the low 60s east of the Cascades.