A Pleasant Labor Day Weekend

High pressure will build over the Southwest through the weekend starting a warming trend into Sunday for the Pacific Northwest. The warm-up is short-lived, however, as a disturbance rotating in the Gulf of Alaska approaches on Labor Day. This system will run into the ridge and weaken as it moves inland bringing only a slight … Continue reading »

A Few Showers Then Warming Up

A cold front will bring showers to the coast today with a few isolated sprinkles possible for west side areas this morning. Spotty showers also possible in the Cascades today with a slight chance for isolated thunderstorms this afternoon, mainly north of Crater Lake. Ahead of this front winds will be breezy with the gusty … Continue reading »

Front Brings Showers

A cold front will bring increasing clouds today and showers tonight at the coast. As the system moves inland tomorrow it will weaken and push north, but could squeeze out a few showers to Douglas, Josephine and even areas of Jackson county. Medford will see the downslope effect that keeps the surrounding area relatively dry … Continue reading »

Feeling Like It Should To End Summer

A longwave trough will continue to stay offshore through Wednesday which will keep dry weather and seasonable temperatures for inland areas. Along and east of the Cascades will see gusty winds through Thursday until the first front passes through, this means any fires that spark could spread quickly. The next front will pass Thursday bringing … Continue reading »

Calmer & Cooler Week Ahead

A long wave trough will be the main weather system impacting our area through the week keeping temperatures near normal and a mix of sun and clouds inland. Disturbances will wrap around the low off shore that will mainly bring rain north of our viewing area, but we could see spotty light showers at the … Continue reading »

Cooler & Calmer Weather

The cut-off low that brought us thunderstorms yesterday has pushed north out of the area and today will be a much calmer weather day with unseasonably cool temperatures. Over the weekend a cold front will push through and a trough will settle over the Pacific Northwest, this will act to keep temperatures 5 to 10 … Continue reading »

Peak Thunderstorm Activity Today

There are three things needed for thunderstorms and those are instability, moisture and lift. Today all those ingredients will be present in abundance across our viewing area and thus an active thunderstorm day is ahead. Thunderstorms already firing this morning with peak activity between 3:00 and 8:00 this evening. Thunderstorms will be most numerous along … Continue reading »

Thunderstorm Activity Peaks Tomorrow

The cut-off low that’s been rotating off the San Fransisco coast the last few days will push further north bringing a chance for thunderstorms for west side valleys. Thunderstorm activity will increase through the evening with isolated storms for west side valleys and scattered storms from the Cascades east and in northern California. Tomorrow will … Continue reading »

Thunderstorm Activity Increases

A cut-off low rotating off the San Fransisco Bay is going to be the main weather maker this week and will begin moving north over the next few days bringing more thunderstorm activity to the region. Thunderstorms today will mainly be isolated to northern California and Klamath and Lake counties, mainly the southeast reaches of … Continue reading »

Thunderstorm Activity Incr. Through Week

Another cut-off low pressure will be the main weather pattern through the week, if you recall a couple weeks ago we saw thunderstorms for over a week with drier storms early in the week and wetter storms later, we’re going to see the same pattern this week. Today the main thunderstorm threat will be in … Continue reading »

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