With clear skies tonight temperatures will dip below freezing for many inland areas, including some western valleys. A Freeze Warning is in effect until early Wednesday morning for the Rogue and Shasta valleys. Temperatures could potentially drop as low as 25 to 27 degrees especially in the typically colder spots including the cities of Ashland, Phoenix and Talent. Cold temperatures could threaten tender blossoms on early blossoming fruit trees including nectarines, peaches and pears; wind machines will likely help preserve your fruits.
After a cold morning temperatures will warm quickly under mostly sunny skies. Clouds will begin to increase in the afternoon, especially at the coast and in the Cascades as a weak cold front approaches. This front will skirt by to our north but I can’t rule out a light showers or two falling in the Cascades and potentially in the Umpqua Basin, but this is only a slight chance in the evening hours.
High pressure returns Thursday into the weekend bringing warmer afternoons, sunny skies and dry conditions. Mornings will be cold, and temperatures may dip below freezing in west side valleys and may cause damage on sensitive plants. Our next chance for rain arrives early next week.
Thanks for logging on and have a great evening!
Meteorologist Megan Parry