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Cold Mornings & Wet Weather To Come

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WEATHER DISCUSSION

High pressure continues to bring quiet weather to our region. Clear skies from Saturday afternoon are going to allow for a cold night to unfold for inland areas. Morning lows will be in the single digits & low teens in the Klamath Basin Sunday, with wind chills near and below 0. On the West Side, low lying clouds & fog will help to limit temperatures from dropping below the low 20’s Sunday. However, some areas will most likely see the upper teens in the valleys.

By Sunday afternoon, fog & clouds will lift and sunny skies will prevail. Temperatures will warm up similarly to Saturday, with highs in the 40’s & 50’s across the region. Offshore winds will keep temperatures mild at the Coast. Saturday afternoon the Chetco Effect brought temperatures in the 70’s. The 60’s are anticipated for the second half of the weekend.

The air stagnation advisory for Southern Oregon remains in place through Monday at noon, although readings are between good & moderate as of Saturday evening in all locations. Beginning on Monday, we will transition to a much more active and so strongly needed wet weather pattern. The first of many disturbances will be moving inland Monday afternoon.

Showers will be ongoing Monday through Thursday of next week in all locations. Some of these incoming fronts will bring breezy conditions to the Coast, high terrain & Basin. In addition, snow levels will lower to about 3,000′-4,000′ by the middle of the week. This means the high terrain will catch some badly needed snowfall.

One concern will be overnight precipitation. With showers likely developing through the overnight hours next week, frozen precipitation (freezing rain & snow) may fall in the Klamath Basin for some of these storms.

For now, all of these storms are holding together and confidence is pretty high that much of next week will bring wet weather to the region.

Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese

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