Klamath Alerts Weather Alert Posted 8-14-18 at 2pm.
A disturbance with high level moisture will slowly transit through our region beginning Tuesday evening. Mixed with the heat the atmosphere will support the development of dry thunderstorms. With the already dry fuels in place any lighting could easily start a new fire. Keep on eye on this if you plan to be outdoors.
Our region is at risk of thunderstorms until Thursday, but the peak threat will be Wednesday. The NWS is currently using “isolated” wording meaning we may not see too many storms. Also, smoke may stop or slow the development. However, it won’t take much lightning at all to get more fires going.
It looks like the disturbance will slowly make it’s way from Modoc County and drift into Klamath County and Lakeview areas from the south.
We’ll keep on eye on this and post additional info if it becomes needed.
Below: The thunderstorm outlook for Wednesday. The map indicates areas favorable for development, but no severe storms are expected.