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Front Brings Showers

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A cold front will bring increasing clouds today and showers tonight at the coast. As the system moves inland tomorrow it will weaken and push north, but could squeeze out a few showers to Douglas, Josephine and even areas of Jackson county. Medford will see the downslope effect that keeps the surrounding area relatively dry tomorrow. Winds will stay breezy ahead of the system and gusty along and east of the Cascades through tomorrow.

High pressure will continue to build into the Great Basin and will nudge into our region bringing a slight warm up and sunshine Friday and Saturday. Another cold front associated with a strong low pressure will push in for the second half of the long weekend. The timing has not been pin-down however due to the strength of the high pressure in the Southwest. The ridge is slowing down the progression of the next front and will act to weaken it as it approaches late Sunday. The weather models have shown this system weakening over the last couple of days so I have backed off on my rain coverage. Showers still look to arrive at the coast Monday, but how far inland they are able to make it is the question. Stay tuned to Newswatch12 for the latest on your Labor Day weekend forecast!

Thanks for logging on and have a great Wednesday!

Meteorologist Megan Parry