Unseasonably Cold & Showery

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A trough is sitting over our area with a cold-core low bringing in the chance for showers today, and since temperatures aloft will be so cold we’ll see the potential for thunderstorms this afternoon, locally heavy showers at times, and some showers may produce small hail and graupel. Temperatures this afternoon still about ten to fifteen degrees below normal and as clouds decrease tonight temperatures will drop levels that may form frost. If a breeze sticks around and a few clouds linger we may prevent frost formation and damaging temperatures for crops tonight, but Wednesday morning we have a Freeze Watch for all of our valleys in southern Oregon and Siskiyou county. Temperatures may drop to the mid to upper 20s by Wednesday morning and look to be the coldest of the season so far. Gardner’s and orchardists should take precautions the next couple of nights to prevent damage.

Frost Advisory tonight for Southern Oregon valleys and a Freeze Watch for the Shasta valley. Freeze Watch for ALL valleys Wednesday morning.

By Wednesday high pressure will build in so temperatures will return to seasonable and continue to warm through the weekend. Friday a system will flatten the ridge and potentially bring showers to the area, but like the weather during the Pear Blossom parade, it could stay north of us and we stay dry with some sun. The weekend is shaping up to be quite nice!

Thanks for logging on and stay warm today!

Meteorologist Megan Parry