Widespread and dense freezing fog has formed in the Valley and is not helping the road conditions. Very slick roads along with low visibilities are being reported in most of Medford. Out of the Rogue Valley icy roads are still being seen from the cold overnight temperatures the past week or so. Today will be very similar to that of yesterday in terms of the temperatures. By afternoon some areas will see clearing, however others will remain fogged in for most of the day. Most areas who see sunshine in the Rogue Valley will be in the higher elevations; this is also where the warmer temperatures will be. Near the valley floor temperatures will only rise into the low 30’s. Along the Coast temperatures will rise into the upper 50’s and low 60’s.
This air mass will continue to sit over our region through the weekend and into the start of the next work week. The weekend will be sunny for most areas, and will start mostly cloudy and foggy in the valleys before turning to partly cloudy in the afternoons. It looks like the winds pick up slightly into the weekend which will help to break up fog development and low lying stratus earlier in the day; our high temperatures the next several days will depend upon this. Also, the fog and low clouds that develop overnight are preventing temperatures from bottoming out so they are expected to stay in the mid to upper 20’s the next several evenings.
The next chance for wet weather comes Tuesday night into Wednesday. Again, temperatures are very cold in the valleys and for this reason we must watch the timing of this storm! Follow me on Facebook for weather updates and thanks for logging on!!!!