Drastic Change in the Weather Ahead

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Wednesday evening at 6:30 Alyssa and I will be taking an in depth look at the extended winter forecast! Hope you join us!

High pressure remains in control of the area which means air quality may become a concern as we approach the end of the week for low-lying areas. An Air Stagnation Advisory is in place for all southwest Oregon counties until Friday at 1o a.m. Air quality for many valley locations is in the ‘moderate’ range, for more details and up-to-date air quality levels through the day head to the weather links on the weather homepage.

Several disturbances will approach the region bringing increasing clouds to the area but all precipitation will move well north and well south of Oregon and northern California. If you have any travel plans for the holiday we’ll have ideal conditions through Saturday with patchy fog as the only possible impact. A bigger change arrives on Sunday, in fact a drastic change is a better way to describe it!

A trough from the Gulf of Alaska (very cold) will move into the Pacific Northwest Sunday dropping snow levels overnight Sunday into Monday potentially down to 2,000 feet. This storm, at this time, has plenty of moisture and thus will bring rain and snow down to pass levels…including Sexton and Siskiyou summits. This storm is still days away and things can change as we head into the holiday; we will continue to monitor this system but if you have travel plans Sunday or Monday you should be weather-aware. Though moisture levels may change, we will see a drastic drop in temperatures will this system with highs back in the 30s for the east side and 40s for west side valleys to the coast. We’ll continue to bring you the latest on this storm.

Thanks for logging on and have a great evening!

Meteorologist Megan Parry

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