A cold front is going to continue moving east this evening and as it does so, showers will remain in the forecast. Onshore flow is bringing in moisture from our west and the northwesterly winds are bringing in cooler temperatures from our north. Quite a bit of rain has fallen in the last 24-48 hours in some locations. Medford, on the other hand has struggled to see the rain that the surrounding areas have seen. We haven’t seen much snow in the higher elevations as well with snow levels so high, however Crater Lake did receive almost 8″.
Snow levels as of 5:30p.m. were around 2,500′ but by the morning they will drop to about 1,500′. This means the higher elevations could see a passing snow shower overnight. The higher mountain passes may see light accumulations on the roadways, but nothing significant is expected, at the most about an inch.
Winds have been breezy all day and will gradually die down from west to east through the overnight. The Basin, on the other hand, will stay windy into tomorrow. Showers will be few and far between tomorrow, with the best bet along the Coast and in the higher terrain. By Friday all areas will see drier air begin filtering in as weak high pressure builds into the NW.
The next two days will be cooler, but by Saturday and Sunday more seasonal temperatures return and so do mostly sunny skies!
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