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Chilly Night & Mild Afternoons

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A weak high pressure will build in today allowing for a dry pattern today and tomorrow with a mix of sun and clouds. An inversion will set up tonight and that will allow valley locations to dip down to the mid-30s and we could be waking up to frost tomorrow morning. I don’t think values will reach critical values for orchard crop damage, but it will be cold and any sensitive plants and animals should be taken in or protected before heading to bed! Remember to make sure animals you keep outdoors have drinkable unfrozen water as well. Even with a chilly start tomorrow morning we’ll see temperatures warm quickly to five to ten degrees above normal in the afternoon!

Saturday a cold front will brush by our area bringing a chance for showers to the region, better chance in Curry and Douglas counties and the higher elevations whereas in the Rogue Valley where the Pear Blossom Festival will be held has a slight chance of seeing showers. We could stay dry if the rain stays to the north but if it dips further south we could see some isolated showers during the event, not expecting a washout but you may want to bring an umbrella.

A stronger system will bring cooler and wetter weather Sunday and Monday with snow at the higher elevations and east side. With colder temperatures are next threat of frost looks to be Monday and Tuesday in southern Oregon valleys and Monday through Wednesday mornings in Siskiyou county valleys. Snow levels also will be low enough to impact Cascade passes, be sure to stay tuned to Newswatch12 for the latest forecasts.

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Meteorologist Megan Parry