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Coldest Nights of the Season So Far

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WEATHER DISCUSSION

High pressure will build over the area the next few days which will bring a drying trend with increasing sunshine, while a thermal trough developing over California will bring gusty offshore winds. The Brookings area will be the warm spot the next several days due to the Chetco Effect while inland valley locations will see areas of morning for through Friday. With drier conditions this weekend with lower dewpoints, fog won’t be as big of a factor. Overnight lows and afternoon highs for the west side valley locations will rely heavily on how much fog forms, the more fog the warmer the overnight but colder the afternoon and vice versa for the areas the see less fog form.

Tonight will be the first freeze for Medford making it the second latest freeze of the season, our last freeze was March 24. A Freeze Warning is in effect for Coos county and northern Curry county, with a Frost Advisory in effect for the rest of Curry county. A Gale Warning is in effect tomorrow offshore as well.

Winds will be breezy to windy with gusts from 30-50 mph at the coast, ridges and east side which will cause temperatures to feel quite a bit colder. Morning wind chills could be as low as 5 to nine below for the east side and mountain locations. Through the day these locations will remain quite cold and the winds won’t be helping out any. Time to bring the chapstick out!

Sunshine and dry conditions will be with us through the weekend as well as the very cold mornings. Thanks for logging on and have a great evening!

Meteorologist Megan Parry