The Weather is Up in the Air!

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A weak front is just off shore this morning and is being impacted by the high pressure ridge holding steady inland and is weakening as it gets closer to the coast. How far inland the front makes it today will determine if the Jackson and east Josephine county see any precipitation today. In this sense, the weather forecast is up in the air! The coast will see light rain today and the coast range light snow showers, also in the Cascades we could see some light snow showers. The best chance for lower elevation precipitation will be in Douglas and Josephine counties, if any falls this morning it will be a mix of sun and rain then turning to light rain showers this afternoon with little to no accumulation. The chance for showers will continue through the early evening for the west side of the Cascades, then the chance for showers will turn to a chance for fog overnight and through the morning. We’ll be dry again tomorrow before the weekend splitting system comes in.

The weather models are in agreement that the system will split, but the question is how far it will split. Several models bring in rain and snow, others keep us dry. If the system splits far enough we’ll stay dry sending the precipitation to northern Oregon and Central California, if it only splits a bit we’ll see some precipitation in our area. These systems are difficult to forecast for and unfortunately we’ll need to wait to see what the system actually does. For now be prepared for some precipitation this weekend, but we could be dry, as once again the weather is up in the air!

Stay tuned for Newswatch 12 for the latest on this weekend’s system and I’ll be updating my Facebook with weather reports and always love seeing your weather photos! Thanks for logging on and have a wonderful Thursday!

Meteorologist Megan Parry