Another very clear and cold night is in store for many this evening. Along the Coast temperatures will drop into the mid 30′s; a frost advisory and freeze warning are in effect from 2AM-9AM! For the Rogue Valley temperatures will drop into the mid 20′s, and in the Basin we will see the single digits and teens. Cooling to the dew point will be very easy this evening, and freezing fog will develop in most areas so be very cautious on bridges and overpasses through the morning. Low clouds may linger through the morning hours and even into noon in some locations, however by early afternoon most of the region will be under mostly sunny skies and temperatures seasonably average, with the exception of the East Side.
The next storm system approaches the coastal waters early Thursday morning. This is another splitting storm and one that could easily change in timing and intensity within the next 24 hours. As of now it looks as though the only zones seeing light precipitation from this system are the Coast and Coastal Range. However, we can’t rule out to the overunning scenario, where clouds spill over the Coastal Mountains and into the Valley. If this happens during the morning or afternoon, it will mean rain showers for the Thursday. However, if the storm persists eastward slower than expected, say Thursday evening, then snow showers will be possible in the Rogue Valley. The models are still differing and we will have to keep an eye on it!
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