Southerly winds are bringing in very warm air to the region. High temperatures today will be flirting with the 70′s west of the Cascades — in fact, Grants Pass has a forecasted high of 70 this afternoon. Although we are starting off cooler this morning, highs will be warmer across much of the area in comparison to Monday. Temperatures will gradually be cooling throughout the week though as cloud cover and rain showers move in from our south for the middle of the week.
An area of low pressure driving into Central California will bring rain showers into the forecast area for Wednesday afternoon. These rain showers will then continue Wednesday night and another round of showers will develop Thursday afternoon. Unfortunately, snow levels will stay high …starting off above 6,000′ at the beginning of this event, and dropping to about 5,000′-5,500′ Thursday. Snowfall is likely with these showers above 6,000′ but below this not much is expected.
Even so, this is any precipitation we will so desperately take. This storm is looking more potent than it was yesterday — meaning a little more rain is expected to spread further north and bring more than originally anticipated Monday. Friday will bring clouds and isolated showers before another storm system brings widespread rain showers again Saturday.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese