Continuing to see freezing fog develop across the Valley this morning. Temperatures are slightly cooler than they were yesterday because the fog was not present everywhere in the Valley. The fog will linger into midday for some locations but by the afternoon most of the Rogue Valley should see partly sunny skies. The airport has fog seeded again so fallout is present around Medford and this isn’t helping the road conditions! The Basin and Mountains should see mostly sunny skies for their Friday, while the Coast sees decreasing clouds into the afternoon.
This pattern will continue into the weekend. We are still dealing with the same area of high pressure over the region. For this reason, inversions are forming at night and the cold, stagnant air is trapped near the surface. Air quality levels are still being impacted, especially to the east of the Cascades. Klamath Falls and Lakeview are currently under sensitive and unhealthy levels, while Medford is pushing sensitive. This will continue into next week before this air mass finally begins to exit the region.
Late tuesday night is when the next system, or cold front, will finally approach our region. The timing needs to be watched closely because if it moves onshore at night when temperatures are cooler it could drop snow in the Rogue Valley. However, this is still five days or so out and it is still too soon to be certain! Stay tuned to NewsWatch12 and follow me on Facebook for weather updates! Thanks for logging on!
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese