Another cold night is unfolding across the region. A freeze warning and frost advisory is in place for the Rogue, Illinois, Applegate, Scott & Shasta Valleys through Friday morning. These same areas also have a freeze watch already in place for Saturday morning as well. Temperatures will be in the low and mid 30′s, with sub-freezing temperatures on the edges of the valleys. Be sure to cover plants & vegetation the next two nights, as these temperatures will likely kill crops sensitive to the cold.
Despite the cool starts to the day, the high pressure air mass that is building into the Pacific Northwest will bring warmer temperatures by the afternoons. Friday’s highs will be about ten degrees warmer than Thursdays. This warming trend will continue into the weekend. At this point, the next weather disturbance to move into the forecast area will not be arriving until Monday. This will make for an absolutely beautiful fall weekend, as temperatures climb back to seasonal values.
By Monday, clouds will start streaming in with our next weather system. This will bring rain showers to the Coast, and clouds for inland areas. There is a slight chance for rain showers in the Valley, across the Cascades and over extreme Western Siskiyou County. The clouds will linger into Tuesday before sunshine returns back into our area. This system though is going to bump our temperatures back to below normal through much of the week.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese