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Rain Returns Thursday

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WEATHER DISCUSSION

A warm front will bringing showers to the coast by Thursday morning and a chance for a few light showers inland during the morning hours. The heavier rain will arrive in the afternoon and evening as the cold front pushes through. The heaviest rain will be at the coast and the Cascades where we could see upwards of 0.5 to 1.25 inches.Wind will also pick up through the day Thursday with breezy to gusty conditions for all areas.

Snow levels will remain high when the heaviest rain arrives between 6,000 and 7,000 feet, then will drop to 5,500 feet Friday and down to 4,000 feet Saturday. We could see 4 to 8 inches of snow above 6,500 feet in the Cascades.

Showers will persist Friday, with most activity again at the coast and in the mountains. Saturday the low associated with these fronts will slide into the region continuing a chance for isolated showers and a slight chance for thunderstorms. Shower activity on Saturday will be light and isolated with more scattered coverage in the Cascades. Best chance for thunderstorms will be along and east of the Cascades where most of the instability will be present.

Things quite down Saturday night and with clearing skies the potential for FROST in west side valleys again will be present Sunday morning. Anywhere that saw frost this morning will be at risk for frost again Sunday, Medford will likely stay warm enough to not warrant a frost advisory. Then we transition to sunny weather with highs climbing 10 to 20 degrees above normal.

Thanks for logging on and have a great evening!

Meteorologist Megan Parry

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