Today we could see some light isolated showers mainly this morning and confined to the coast, mountains and potentially in Douglas county, but a few spots in the valley could see some snow flurries this morning. This afternoon we’ll see decreasing clouds and increasing winds as a disturbance slides into the area but I think we’ll stay dry for the most part. Winds will not be nearly as windy as yesterday though, highest gusts will be 25-35 mph rather than the 62 mph wind gust we saw in Summer Lake yesterday and 73 at Squaw Peak!
Heading into the weekend we’ll see more sunshine and a gradual warming trend, in the afternoon, but with fewer clouds in the overnight we’ll see temperatures drop quickly once the sun sets. Our high’s will warm back to normal by the end of the weekend with another storm coming in late Tuesday bringing showers to the area. This storm does not appear to be a significant rain or wind maker. Southern Oregon is in need of more precipitation for the water year; the National Weather Service found that 2013 is the second driest year on record so far for most local locations and for some it’s the driest! Crater Lake’s snow depth is only 65% of normal. April looks to be another relatively dry month and this could mean an early start to the fire season.
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Meteorologist Megan Parry