A weak front moving through the Northwest today will help to break up the low lying clouds and fog in the Valley earlier than the past few days. This front will help to bring improvements tomorrow morning as well (still fog, just not as dense), but by Sunday dense fog will settle back into areas west of the Cascades. In terms of temperatures, expect highs in the 30′s today, approaching 40 tomorrow, & then back into the 30′s for the second half of the weekend.
For today, partly to mostly sunny skies will be the trend across the region. Any rain associated with today’s front will remain off to our north. Coos and Douglas Counties may pick up a sprinkle or too, but overall dry weather continues.
The stagnant air trapped in the surface of the valleys will be ongoing through next week. The National Weather Service has extended the Air Stagnation Advisory until the middle of next week — to account for poor air quality across Southern Oregon. It should be noted though, that all week long poor air quality has really only been for areas East of the Cascades.
Again, we will end 2013 as the driest calendar year EVER in Medford, Klamath Falls and Mt. Shasta.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese