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Gradual Clearing Today & Warmer

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Yesterday’s upper level disturbance has certainly brought cooler temperatures to the region. Just after the showers and storms passed, temperatures dropped dramatically and this morning is already getting off to a cool fall start.

Heavy rains fell across the viewing area and flash flooding even brought trouble to Central Point where almost one inch of rain fell. The NWS reported 9”-12” of rain water gathered in an intersection, with garbage cans floating down the street! Medford Airport received 0.53” and Eagle Point had pea to marble size hail. Even a severe thunderstorm watch was issued for Lake County yesterday afternoon. Despite the storms, heavy rain and cooler temperatures helped to keep the threat minimal.

The system that brought the storms will continue lifting north and east today, bringing cloud cover with it & allowing for skies to gradually clear through the course of the morning. Partly sunny skies today will lead to mostly sunny/sunny skies tomorrow for much of the region.

Today will be cool still but warmer than yesterday, and the warming trend is going to continue through the weekend and also through next week. An offshore flow will develop and bring afternoon highs into the upper 70’s and low 80’s through Tuesday along the Coastline. The next chance for wet weather will come Thursday.

 

Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese

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