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Storms settling down tonight, a few showers Sunday

There was a severe thunderstorm warning issued by the National Weather Service out of Medford at 3:23 pm Saturday afternoon for the central portion of Klamath County. This warning was generated due to the potential for 60 mph wind gusts along with 1" hail. The cell was moving north at 40 mph and was due south of La Pine, by about 35 miles, so there was some concern that cell may hold together longe enough to make it to southern Deschutes County.

There were some estimated gusts ahead of the cell near 55 mph and hail was measured near Highway 58 and 97 in Klamath County at 3:50 pm. That cell diminished in intensity by around 4 pm and the warning was allowed to expire.

Of note, our weather computer system did see some rotation in the cell at around 3:45 pm so there was the concern for possible tornadic activity, but that never materialized, which was great news.

There are still a few showers and thunderstorms possible Saturday evening and into the night, but generally the severe threat is ending as we lose the energy from the sun.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a few showers and a rogue thunderstorm possible. Temperatures are going to be in the 40s south of Bend, but near 70 north of Redmond. Rain cooled air will be more likely south, than north.

Monday will begin a dry pattern that is expected to linger through the rest of the week.
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