Cleaner Air & Dry Before The Next Storms

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Air quality has improved greatly across the area with all areas back in the good at this time except Grants Pass and Cave Junction which remain in the “Moderate.” A small ridge of high pressure will bring valley fog back to the area this morning but it should not linger as long during the day as we’ve seen the last few weeks and it won’t be in the freezing form as we’ll remain above 32 degrees. Today we’ll be above normal for temperatures with gradual clearing with some areas seeing mostly sunny skies in fact by the afternoon.

Another front is knocking on our doorstep and will start to bring light rain to the coast as early as tonight and make it’s way inland tomorrow. We’ll see strong winds again at the ridges and  coast tomorrow with heavier rain as we keep the pineapple connection open ushering in plenty of moisture for widespread rain and snow levels will drop Sunday morning to around 2,000 feet. Most areas in the valleys won’t see rain but I wouldn’t be surprised if a few areas on the west side see a few light snow showers Sunday morning. A few light showers Sunday morning then we get a break before the next system moves in Monday bringing in more showers to the area. Then high pressure builds back in and we’ll see the return of valley fog and dry conditions.

I’ll be updating my Facebook with weather and road reports and would love if you shared your photos with me on my page! Thanks for logging on and have a great Thursday!

Meteorologist Megan Parry