RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM THIS EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 622.
The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 11 PM this evening.
IMPACTS…Any fires that develop have a high probability of spreading rapidly. Abundant lightning can also ignite new fires and strain fire fighting resources.
AFFECTED AREA…Eastern and southern portions of Fire weather zones 622, including the cities of Medford, Central Point, and Ashland.
THUNDERSTORMS…A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms is expected this morning. Then isolated to scattered thunderstorms will develop this afternoon into the early evening. Storms are expected to decrease by late evening. Storms will trend wetter on today, but lightning strikes outside of the wet cores are still likely.
OUTFLOW WINDS…Gusts 25 to 35 mph.