Unseasonably Warm Week Ahead

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High pressure will be sitting over our area the next several days bringing warm weather with highs 10 to 15 degrees above normal for inland areas with low-70s for west side valleys and Siskiyou county and mid-60s for east side locations. We’ll see a lot of high clouds pass over the ridge during the day and this will bring mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies inland and periods of sunshine at the coast. We’ll also have areas of fog in the morning, mainly at the coast and Umpqua Basin but could reach as far south as Grants Pass and the Illinois Valley, but it won’t linger long into the morning. The ridge will flatten on Thursday and well see a few weak disturbance pass close to our area that could provide for some showers late Thursday at the coast and mountains with another chance for showers late Saturday. However, there is low confidence this far out as weather models are not in agreement, so it is just something to mention now and we’ll continue to monitor. Any precipitation we see will be light.

Share your weather photos with me on Facebook! One of the two big comets we can see in 2013 is going to be visible during the month of March, just look to the west just after sunset for the comet Pan-STARRS!

Thanks for logging on and have a terrific Tuesday!

Meteorologist Megan Parry