A very unique spring-like system will drop rain in all locations in our region today. Normally, this time of the year we see light and isolated pop-up showers at best. Today, a low pressure system will bring in plenty of moisture that will fall as rain and drop measurable amounts in all locations. These showers will continue into Thursday evening. There is also a chance for thunderstorms in the Cascades and the Klamath Basin throughout the afternoon. Small hail could also become a concern with areas that get these thunderstorms. Overall, winds should remain fairly light even as the system pushes fully onshore.
Temperatures will also be dropping with the cooler air moving in, plus the cloud coverage. Temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday will be anywhere from 5-10 degrees below average. Just last week we were seeing temperatures close to record highs, now we will be quite cool.
Another weak cold front will move onshore Friday morning, bringing another chance for precipitation to the coast and the Cascades. This event will be more like what we normally see this time of the year, bringing only light and isolated showers to those locations. All shower activity is expected to be finished by Friday evening. After then, clouds will begin decreasing and high pressure will once again move in. This time, warming us up to well above average.
Temperatures for the beginning of next week will once again shoot up. Anywhere from 5-15 degrees above average are expected. The Rogue Valley and Northern California (our two warm spots) will get into the mid to upper 90′s by Tuesday. Even Mountain locations will see afternoon highs in the upper 70s. Sunny skies will return to the region on Monday.
Thanks for logging on and Stay dry out there!
Meteorologist Seth Phillips