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Current Observation: Medford


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Pressure: 30.32
Dewpoint: 44°
Humidity: 86%
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StormWatch 12 Forecast

Today: Brighter and warmer conditions will be experienced today with breezy winds throughout much of the region. The coast will see gusty offshore winds this afternoon leading to Chetco Effect conditions and temperatures climbing into the upper 80s to potentially 90 degrees. The rest of the region will see plenty of sunshine and gusty winds too, with temperatures much warmer than were observed on Saturday. Highs today will climb into the low to mid 80s in our westside valleys and Northern California with low to mid 70s east of the Cascades. Wind gusts today out of the north and northeast could reach 25 MPH for much of Southern Oregon and Northern California.

A HEAT ADVISORY has been issued for Curry and Josephine County from 12 PM Sunday - 12 PM Tuesday. During this time, high temperatures will climb into the upper 80s to upper 90s and with overnight low temperatures only falling into the 60s. Temperatures this hot can lead to heat related illness. Please use caution and stay hydrated in these areas from Sunday through Tuesday. 

Tonight: Mostly clear skies are going to be observed around the region tonight with chilly overnight low temperatures. Overnight lows tonight will be similar to last night falling into the upper 40s to low 50s for areas west of the Cascades with low to mid 30s east of the Cascades. The continuing Chetco Effect will keep the coast warm tonight, with lows only expected to fall into the 60s. Winds are expected to increase around much of the region through the overnight hours with continued strong winds through Monday. Wind gusts out of the east overnight tonight and through Monday could reach 30 MPH with 40 MPH gusts possible in higher elevations. Strong winds along with very dry conditions will create critical fire concerns.  

A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued for westside valleys of Southern Oregon, the Cascades, Siskiyous, and western Siskiyou County from 12 AM - 8 PM Monday and for central and eastern Siskiyou County from 10 AM - 8 PM Monday. During this time, easterly winds of 10-20 MPH are expected with gusts up to 40 MPH possible. High winds combined with very low humidity will create critical fire danger. New and existing fires could spread quickly in these conditions. Please practice fire safety.

Extended: Sunny and hot conditions will persist for a majority of next week. Temperatures are expected to remain in the mid to upper 90s for the entire workweek in our westside valleys with temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 80s east of the Cascades. The coast will continue to experience temperatures approaching 90° through Monday, before backing down into the 80s and even 70s for the middle to later stages of the week. 

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT has been issued for coastal Curry County from 11 AM Monday - 2 AM Tuesday. During this time there is an increased risk of sneaker waves with higher than usual wave run ups possible. Please exercise extreme caution if you find yourself near the ocean at any point on Monday. 

The strong ridge over the region will break down by next weekend. This will cause temperatures to fall back into the 80s for our westside valleys, upper 70s to low 80s east of the Cascades, with mid to upper 60s on the coast. 

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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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