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Current Observation: Medford


Feels Like: 72°
H: 97° L: 61°
Wind: N at 6
Pressure: 30.08
Dewpoint: 41°
Humidity: 33%
Sunrise: 05:50:35 am
Sunset: 08:44:37 pm


StormWatch 12 Forecast

Tonight: No thunderstorms are expected into this evening. We'll see many clear skies tonight. Overnight lows will eventually drop back into the 50s and 60s. 

Tomorrow: Wednesday will feature more sunshine and hot temperatures. However, temperatures won't be as scorching as today was for our area. Highs will top near 100° in our westside valleys with lower 90s for the Basin. The Chetco Effect will warming things up for the coast. Haze and smoke will continue tomorrow as well making air quality a concern. An Air Quality Alert is out for much of Jackson County until further notice. Air quality for places like Medford and Ashland will waver between "Moderate" and "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups".

Extended: The above average temperatures will continue, although we will see a slight dip in temperatures through the rest of the week...key word is slight though. Temperatures for the Rogue Valley will continue to stay above average for the next several days. Smoke and haze will continue as well with no wind or big storm system in the near future. 

Fire Danger remains HIGH and if any fires do spark, they could spread quickly. 

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Stay with StormWatch 12 for updates on your forecast on-air and online...Much colder today behind the cold front. We've caught a break from the precipitatoin this afternoon, but look for more rain and snow showers to return to the area starting as early as this evening, especially, west of the Rogue Valley. Another storm system will increase the coverage of rain and snow into tomorrow and keep winds gusty throughout the area.
A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for 8 AM-11 PM Friday for the Shasta Valley in Siskiyou County with possible wind gusts up to 50 mph. East of the Cascades, Eastern Klamath & Lake Counties are under a WIND ADVISORY from 11 AM to 11 PM Friday with gusts up to 50 mph.
As another surge of moisture moves into the region tonight into Friday. Snow levels will be low and the snow will be heavy for our higher elevations including the higher and lower mountain passes. Look for snow levels to drop down below 2,000' tonight. Through the day on Friday, heavy snow expected in our higher elevations. Snow levels will rise somewhat between 2,500'-3,000' in the afternoon with the daytime heating. The valleys and coast will see mainly rain, some of it heavy. Some thunder is even possible along coastal areas. Conditions will really start to deteriote into tomorrow evening as snow levels drop and temperaturs cool. Look for a changeover to snow all the way down into most valley locations Friday night. Some slushy, minor accumulations are possible in the Rogue Valley, mainly 1" or less. WINTER STORM WARNINGS & WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES have been issued for much of the viewing area for tonight through Friday evening. Our higher elevatons could see as much as 1-3 feet of snow, especially, for the coastal mountains and western Siskiyou Co. mountains. Lower elevations between 2,000 to 4,000 feet could see between 3-6" with as much as a foot of snow.
By Saturday  morning, the snow will have cleared out, but another storm system will bring rain and snow chances to the coast through the day and eventually working east into the Rogue Valley, Cascades and Siskiyou Co. through Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will remain cool and we'll likely see some more snow showers Saturday night into early Sunday.
The trend will be to dry out and start to warm up into Monday. A few showers could linger for coastal areas on Monday. Beyond Monday, brighter and warmer days with temperatures surging to around 70° by next ThursdaS

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