A disturbance to our North will bring showers to the Northern Oregon, but just clouds to the Valley this evening. Most of the region will see partly cloudy to mostly clear skies through the overnight hours. Very patchy fog will develop in the Valleys. By mid-morning Thursday most of the region should be seeing some sort of sunshine. Depending on how early the fog is able to burn off and low lying clouds lift, afternoon highs will rise accordingly.
For many, it will be the warmest day of the year thus far. In Medford, today’s afternoon high tied the wamest day of the year so far from last month, of 59. It is likely many areas in the Rogue Valley rise into the low 60′s for Valentine’s Day. Offshore flow along the Coast will allow for downsloping and adiabatic warming in Brookings, so temperatures are expected to rise into the mid to upper 60′s. The warming trend will continue into Friday as well.
The weekend shapes up very nicely; temperatures will cool slightly but sun and clouds will stick around through Sunday evening. The region stays dry for Monday as well before a rather strong cold front and upper level trough sweeps in from our North into the overnight hours. By Tuesday, snow levels will drop considerably and snow will fall in the higher elevations where temperatures will be much cooler than the past week. This will make for travel hazards through the afternoon Tuesday and into Wednesday morning, specifically for the mountain passes.
Thanks for logging on and have a magical Valentine’s Day!
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