A moister northwest flow will continue to bring showers to our area into the overnight hours. Temperatures will cool enough in the Rogue Valley for precipitation to be in the form of snow by the early morning hours, so snow showers are in the forecast for the greater Medford area into Thursday morning. Freezing fog may develop in some lower lying areas overnight as well, and between this and the snow showers roads may be slick for the morning commute. We aren’t expecting much in the way of accumulation in the Rogue Valley, with any snow sticking to mainly grassy surfaces, trees, bridges, etc. Rain showers will be on again/off again along the Coast, and both the Basin and the Mountains will see snow showers overnight as well.
By midday, a weak ridge of high pressure will build into the area bringing dry conditions to all zones. Decreasing clouds will bring pinches of sunshine to most of the region for the afternoon! Snow levels will be around 1400′ in the morning and rise through the second half of the day. The next system will arrive Friday, but timing and intensity is still uncertain with the differing computer models. All models are showing a split of the disturbance, with a surface low pushing north and another surface low moving south. Depending on how close the southern energy stays to the coastline, will determine how much precipitation Southern Oregon/Northern California will see.
As of right now, most of the region stays dry for the weekend! However, this could very well change based on Friday’s storms timing and a back end disturbance that moves southward Sunday late in the day. Stay tuned to NewsWatch12 for daily updates!