Augustheat

Klamath Falls predicted high temperatures at posting time for next week:

Today – 90F


Sun 8 – 83F

Mon 9 – 90F

Tue 10 – 96F

Wed 11 – 99F

Thur 12 – 100F

Fri 13 – 96F

Strong  high pressure will build over the region mid week and will bring the  return of very hot temperatures and dry conditions. Daily inland high temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees above the climatological norm for this time of year. There will be minimal relief overnight from the day time heat as we expect overnight temperatures to be very warm as well, about 10-15 degrees above normal during this period in the forecast. Heat related headlines will likely be needed  during this time as the heat risk is indicating high risk of heat related stress for much of the population. Smoke impacts from area wildfires may also increase next week. Initially, expect smoke to result in periods of reduced air quality across portions of northern California, southern Lake County and areas downwind of fires through this weekend. Then smoke impacts may increase next week across inland areas as high pressure builds into place resulting in warmer temperatures and dry conditions along with some winds favorable to allow smoke into the area. Finally, model forecasts indicate a potential for south to southwest winds aloft to bring some mid level moisture into the area late next week. This may bring a small (5%) chance of thunderstorms to inland areas but confidence is low on the details for this event.