Rain and freezing rain showers were developing across the forecast area this morning. At this time, they have either dissipated or moved off to our south and east. Cloud cover still sits over the region but it will continue to clear through the course of the morning.
Fog is not nearly as extensive today and this means more sun will be in store for West Side Valleys by the afternoon. I have bumped temperatures into the lower 40′s across the Rogue Valley today as well as through the next few days.
The air stagnation advisory is still in place and will expire Thursday when our next storm is expected to arrive. Late Thursday into Friday a cold front will sweep through the region bring widespread shower activity to Southern Oregon/Northern California. It’s a quick mover and will already wrap up by Friday evening. Snow levels will remain high — around 7,000 at the onset of the storm, and drop as the front moves through. 1″ of snow isn’t out of the question above 5,000.’
High pressure will then return to the west, bringing more dry weather and most likely fog back into the West Side. We may though, transition to a more active weather pattern next week. This of course could change but fingers are crossed for some wet weather to help with the drought conditions and get these slopes open!!
Happy New Years Eve — BE SAFE!
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese