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First Freeze of the Season Thursday AM

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 WEATHER DISCUSSION

The rain is beginning to wrap up over the forecast area this morning. Rain showers will come to an end through the morning for areas west of the Cascades. In the mountains, Basin & N. California, rain showers will linger into this afternoon and become more isolated by this evening.

The last 72 hours has brought some much needed rain to Medford, and to the region in general. Several inches have fallen at the Coast and at least ¾ of an inch at the Medford Airport. This helped the deficit for the year, although we are still well below normal by over 5.”

Breezy conditions will move in for the second half of the week. In addition, very cold mornings are anticipated in all locations. Thursday morning will likely be the first freeze of the season at the airport, and the first freeze since March as well. Even the Coastline is expected to see morning temperatures drop into the 30’s. The NWS has issued a freeze warning for the coastline of Northern Curry, Coos and Douglas Counties.  A frost advisory is also in place for the Curry County Coastline.

The very dry air mass that will move in for the second half of the week is going to remain in place through Tuesday. This will bring sunny and dry weather to all locations this weekend. The Coast will see the Chetco Effect enhanced Thursday through Saturday making the Coastline warmer than inland areas as highs climb into the 60’s.

 

Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese

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