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Current Observation: Medford


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Pressure: 29.66
Dewpoint: 40°
Humidity: 82%
Sunrise: 06:46:14 am
Sunset: 07:42:30 pm


StormWatch 12 Forecast

Tonight: Showers will remain in place through the evening hours before activity slowly tapers off overnight. Snow levels tonight will fall to around 2,500', however with the spotty nature of showers in the area, travel concerns are not expected. The potential for isolated thundershowers will diminish once the sun goes down as well. Overnight low temperatures will bottom out the mid to upper 30s for our westside valleys, low to mid 30s in Northern California, and mid to upper 20s in the Klamath Basin.  

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for Southern Siskiyou County until 11 PM tonight. During this time, snow accumulations will range from 1-4" including on I-5 in the Mount shasta City area. Be prepared to encounter wintry driving conditions if heading through Southern Siskiyou County this evening. 

Tomorrow: A few rain and snow showers will linger into Monday. There could be a few light showers for areas west of the Cascades in Southern Oregon on Monday morning, although most places will remain dry. The biggest threat for showers on Monday will be in Siskiyou County, as well as areas along and east of the Cascades in Southern Oregon. However, even in these locations, showers will be very spotty in nature. Afternoon high temperatures on Monday will be a touch warmer than were experienced this weekend. Highs on Monday will climb into the upper 50s to low 60s for our westside valleys, mid to upper 50s in Northern California, with low to mid 50s for the coast and in the Klamath Basin.  

Extended: The drying trend that begins on Monday will last through the week. Tuesday is looking dry and warmer for much of the region. By the time we reach Wednesday, abundant sunshine will be seen throughout Southern Oregon and Northern California with high temperatures climbing into the low 70s for our westside valleys. At this point, warm temperatures and sunny skies look to hold on through next weekend.

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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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