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Warmer for Second Half of Weekend

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Saturday morning temperatures were well below average. In fact, Medford’s overnight temperature, 25, tied the record low from 1993. Klamath Falls actually broke the record low for the day of 14 set back in 1994, dropping to 13 this morning! Again Saturday evening/Sunday morning lows are going to be chilly again, but not as cold as last night. Temperatures will drop to the upper 20′s in the Rogue Valley, the low 20′s in the Basin, the mid 20′s in Siskiyou County, and the mid 30′s to low 40′s along the Coast. A Frost Advisory is in effect through the evening for northern coastal sections where morning lows will cool to the 30′s.

Tomorrow is going to be a slow & gradual warm up. By late afternoon, all locations will be anywhere from 5-10 degrees warmer than Saturday afternoon highs though. Partly cloudy conditions are expected for most areas with the higher terrain, mainly the Cascades, looking at mostly cloudy conditions. Monday looks to be the nicest day of the past several. Mostly sunny to sunny skies are expected for all areas and warmer conditions as well. The only exception to this is the Coast where temperatures will be a few degrees cooler than Sunday or just the same. Clouds will roll in by late afternoon, ahead of the next storm system Monday evening, preventing a further warming.

By Tuesday, an area of low pressure will move into the coastal waters where several shortwave disturbances will push through our region through the week. For this reason, showers are in the forecast for Tuesday through Saturday for all areas. Now it’s very possible this will change, however right now I had to leave the chance in for each microclimate based on the weather model outputs. I think a majority of locations are going to see mainly partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies most of the week, but showers are going to be very scattered and sporadic so the chance for a sprinkle is in remains in the forecast for all.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend & thanks for logging on! For daily weather updates, head to my Facebook page!