Say goodbye to the comfort of the 80s, at least for a day. The temperature will soar to the mid 90s in the Medford area by this afternoon, forecasters now say.

Say goodbye to the comfort of the 80s, at least for a day. The temperature will soar to the mid 90s in the Medford area by this afternoon, forecasters now say.

The National Weather Service is predicting a high of 93 today in Medford and temperatures as high as 100 degrees in the Siskiyou County area.

The spike may be brief, however. Forecasters expect highs to fall to 88 on Saturday, when thunderstorms are possible late in the day, and then to the mid 80s for several days after that.