One Last Showery Day

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A cold front is making it’s way through our region this morning bringing widespread rain showers and breezy conditions. Showers will diminish through the morning for inland areas and we’ll some sunshine return this afternoon. Potential for a few light isolated showers possible this afternoon at the coast into Douglas counties with inland areas staying dry. Clearing skies this afternoon may cause areas of east of the Cascades to drop to or below the freezing mark with the potential for frost. A Freeze Warning is in effect for early tomorrow morning for the Klamath Basin.

Even with all the rain last week and early this week, including record breaking daily rainfall in North Bend, all areas are still well below normal for the water year due to the exceptional dry January and February we had. Here’s a look at the departure of precipitation since September 1 (the start of the water year) compared to the values we saw last week before all the rain came:

North Bend Today: 18.75″… last week: -21.62″
Roseburg Today: -7.84″… last week: -8.09″
Medford Today: -.45″… last week: -.40″
Klamath Falls Today: -6.05″… last week: -6.13″
Mt. Shasta Today: -13.96″… last week: -13.36″
Alturas Today: -4.04″… last week: -4.61″

We need some more rain to make up for the year and the rest of the forecast is not going to bring us any of that rain. High pressure is going to build Friday and through early next week bringing plenty of sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures back to the area. Highs in the low to mid-80s for west-side valleys, low-70s at the coast and mid to upper-70s east of the Cascades.

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Meteorologist Megan Parry