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Dry Today, Fog Across Northern Valley

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WEATHER DISCUSSION

Fog is thick in some areas this morning, and not in others. Grants Pass, Rogue River & further north will see more persistent fog & low lying clouds this morning than those to the South like Medford and Ashland. This will allow temperatures to vary a good 5-10 degrees by the afternoon across the Valley.

Across the higher elevations, the Basin & Siskiyou County skies will stay mostly sunny today. Increasing clouds with tomorrow morning’s passing front will allow clouds to roll into the Coast later today, and tonight for inland areas. Isolated rain showers will develop after midnight and taper off by mid-morning Friday.

By Friday afternoon, more sun is anticipated in all areas as the front pushes to our south and east. High pressure will build back in for the weekend, which will allow fog to continue to develop across the West Side. For this reason, the air stagnation advisory has been extended for Southern Oregon through Monday.

There is hope for a more active weather pattern – Next week the storm door may be swinging open. Right now, the computer models suggest a number of disturbances heading into the Northwest one after another with snow levels lowering from one front to the next. By the middle of the week, low snow levels will likely bring snow to much of the high terrain. With this still a few days out, we’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed!

 

Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese

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