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Current Observation: Medford


Feels Like: 65°
H: 94° L: 56°
Wind: N at 3
Pressure: 29.96
Dewpoint: 49°
Humidity: 56%
Sunrise: 06:15:16 am
Sunset: 08:17:32 pm


StormWatch 12 Forecast

Today: Temperatures won't be quite as hot this afternoon across the region, but sunshine will remain in place for most throughout the day. A mostly dry storm system will begin to slide through the area this afternoon and evening, providing Southern Oregon and Northern California with gusty winds up to 25-40 MPH. We'll see a slight chance for a stray shower or thunderstorm near Mt. Shasta, into Modoc County and up into southern Lake County, but most of us should stay dry. Temperatures this afternoon will top out in the low to mid 90s in our westside valleys with upper 80s to near 90° in the Klamath Basin. The coast will see highs in the 60s to lower 70s. Smoke and haze is expected to increase into western and central Siskiyou County this afternoon due to the Red Salmon Complex.

A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued for much of Klamath and Lake Counties from 2 PM - 9 PM today. During this time, wind gusts up to 40 MPH will be possible out of the southwest and west with extremely dry conditions and relative humidity as low as 8%. A significant spread of new or existing fires is possible in these conditions. Please use extreme caution east of the Cascades.

Tonight: Skies will remain clear to mostly clear across Southern Oregon and Northern California overnight with mild temperatures. Hazy conditions and smoke will continue to impact Siskiyou County due to the Red Salmon Complex. Lows tonight will fall into the mid to upper 50s west of the Cascades with lows in upper 40s to low 50s for many east of the Cascades.

Extended: Temperatures will cool even further on Wednesday with increasing clouds in the afternoon for the region. Highs will only be in the mid to upper 80s in our westside valleys with upper 70s to lower 80s for the eastside. The coast will see highs in the 60s on Wednesday. Winds will remain gusty in our higher elevations and for the eastside. That will mean more critical fire weather conditions for the Klamath Basin.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH has been issued for much of Klamath Lake Counties from 1 PM - 11 PM Wednesday. During this time, winds gusts up to 40 MPH will be possible out of the southwest and west with extremely dry conditions and relative humidity as low as 8%. A significant spread of new or existing fires is possible in these conditions. Please use extreme caution on Wednesday east of the Cascades.

Seasonally hot temperatures will return Thursday with sunny skies, before things really heat up as we head into the weekend. Very warm and windy weather looks to return to the coast late in the week. Temperatures will surge into the triple-digits for many westside valleys Saturday and Sunday. We'll likely stay dry through the weekend in our region.

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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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