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Current Observation: Medford

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H: 62° L: 41°
Pressure: 29.99
Dewpoint: 36°
Humidity: 45%
Sunrise: 07:00:57 am
Sunset: 04:50:03 pm

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StormWatch 12 Forecast

Today: We'll see mostly cloudy skies across our region through the day ahead of an approaching storm system. We'll stay dry and mild for your Thursday with highs in the 60s for inland areas and 50s along the Oregon coast.

An AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY remains in effect for our westside and eastside valleys in Southern Oregon until 4 PM today. A very stable air mass has taken hold of our region leading to a period of very little mixing of the atmosphere. During the duration of this advisory, there may be periods of poor air quality.

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT remains in effect for the Oregon coast until 10 PM tonight. Highs than usual wave run-ups and an elevated risk for sneaker waves are expected. Use extreme caution on the beaches.

Tonight: A few very light showers are possible as early as late this evening along the Oregon coast, but we'll likely stay dry until our overnight hours. Expect light rain showers to move in along the coast and for a few areas west of the Cascades by tomorrow morning, likely creating wet road surfaces for Friday's morning commute. Low temperatures tonight won't be as chilly, bottoming out in the upper 30s to lower 40s in our westside valleys and low to mid 30s for areas east of the Cascades.

Extended: We're closely tracking a storm system Friday that will likely bring rain showers to the coast and to parts of the Oregon Cascades. We'll even have the opportunity for a few light showers in our westside valleys, namely into Josephine County. There's a slight chance some showers could make their way into Siskiyou County by Friday morning. Areas east of the Cascades will more than likely stay dry with just mostly cloudy skies. Rainfall amounts near the coast and up in the Cascades near Crater Lake could exceed 1/4" but most areas that do see rain will see less than 1/10". You can expect winds to pick up a bit across our region with cooler temperatures too. On

Saturday will likely start off with low clouds and fog along the coast and throughout our inland valleys. Skies will clear into the afternoon. Temperatures will warm on Sunday with mostly sunny skies. A more potent storm looks to move into the region later Monday. It looks to be our best chance at widespread rainfall for our area and will likely bring much cooler temperatures to our region next week. We'll keep you updated through the week.

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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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Thursday

Hi: 62 Low: 41

Times of sun and clouds

Friday

Hi: 59 Low: 36

Morning showers

Saturday

Hi: 62 Low: 37

Partly cloudy

Sunday

Hi: 68 Low: 38

Times of sun and clouds

Monday

Hi: 67 Low: 40

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday

Hi: 57 Low: 34

Chance of showers

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TimeTempConditionsPrecipHumidityWind
3 PM60°Sunny0%41%E at 3 mph
4 PM60°Sunny0%44%S at 3 mph
5 PM58°M Clear0%48%SSW at 4 mph
6 PM55°P Cloudy0%53%SSE at 2 mph
7 PM53°P Cloudy0%60%SE at 3 mph
8 PM50°P Cloudy0%68%SSE at 2 mph
9 PM49°P Cloudy0%70%SSE at 1 mph
10 PM48°P Cloudy10%74%SSE at 2 mph
11 PM46°P Cloudy10%79%SE at 2 mph
12 AM45°M Cloudy10%79%SSE at 2 mph
1 AM44°Cloudy10%82%SE at 2 mph
2 AM44°Cloudy10%84%SE at 1 mph
3 AM44°Cloudy10%85%SE at 1 mph

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