Sunday, 16 June 2024

Thunderstorms and rain forecast through next Tuesday

LAKE COUNTY – Thunderstorms rolled through Lake County and much of Northern California on Wednesday, bringing hail, locally heavy rains, wind, thunder and a few lightning strikes, which is predicted to continue.


According to the National Weather Service in Sacramento (NWS), scattered and numerous thunderstorms will continue rolling through Lake County and much of Northern California, particularly over higher elevations, through next Tuesday.


Temperatures are predicted to top off in the low 70s Thursday and Friday, with a slight warming trend through the weekend, when temperatures should reach closer to normal temperatures with highs in the low 80s by Monday and lows in the 50s the NWS states.


Marble-size hail fell Wednesday at times in Lakeport and other areas in county, although no damage was reported.


The public, large scale and community-based lightning detection network, www.strikestarus.com, received lightning strike reports in Lake County on Thursday, although no fires have been ignited here according to Cal Fire, the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, which serves and safeguards the people and protects the property and resources of California.


This same storm system ignited over 20 wildland fires in the San Bernadino National Forest area of Southern California Wednesday, according to California Fire News. The largest of those fires was the Mckinley Fire, which had grown to over 150 acres by 8 p.m. Wednesday.


The NWS forecasts a 40-percent chance of rain and thunderstorms Thursday and Friday, but decreases to a 20-percent chance on Saturday, and a slight chance on Sunday.


A slight chance of rain remains for Monday, according to the NWS, but skies will clear by Wednesday with highs in the mid-80s.


For more weather information, visit the forecast for Lake County weather on our home page.


Email Terre Logsdon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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