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Current Observation: Medford

37°

Clear
Feels Like: 37°
H: 62° L: 36°
Pressure: 30.18
Dewpoint: 30°
Humidity: 76%
Sunrise: 06:58:18 am
Sunset: 05:52:25 pm

LATEST FORECAST

StormWatch 12 Forecast

Tonight: Skies will turn mostly cloudy tonight as a storm system approaches our area. A few light showers could start impacting the area overnight tonight as well, although most of the region will remain dry. With increased could cover, much of the region will see more mild temperatures overnight. Lows will  fall into the mid to upper 30s for our westside valleys, low to mid 30s in Northern California, upper 20s to low 30s in the Klamath Basin, and low 40s along the coast. 

Tomorrow: A storm system will impact the area on Sunday, but impacts don't look terribly significant. Winds will pick up for the region with most gusty winds along the Cascades, along the coast, and east of the Cascades. Showers will be most likely near the coast, with a good chance for rain and snow showers along the Cascades. A few showers are possible in the Rogue Valley Sunday afternoon and evening. There's a slight chance an isolated shower could make its way into the Klamath Basin or Northern California, although these areas will remain mostly dry. Overall, rain and snow amounts look pretty minor. High temperatures on Sunday will top out in the low to mid 50s for our westside valleys and in Northern California with high temperatures topping out in the upper 40s to low 50s for the Klamath Basin as well as the coast.

A WIND ADVISORY has been issued for Eastern Klamath and Lake Counties from 12 PM - 10 PM Sunday. During this time, winds could reach 25-35 MPH with gusts up to 55 MPH possible. Strongest winds will be felt along Highway 31 between Silver Lake and Paisley including Summer Lake. Use caution if heading out during this time.

Extended: The active weather experienced on Sunday will be very short lived. Dry conditions with partly cloudy skies will enter Southern Oregon and Northern California on Monday, although temperatures will remain cool. Mostly sunny skies will return to the region on Tuesday with temperatures climbing back into the low 60s. Sunny skies with warming temperatures will remain in place for the rest of the workweek, before cooler temperatures along with increasing clouds return 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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Daily Forecast

Saturday

Hi: 62 Low: 36

Partly cloudy

Sunday

Hi: 56 Low: 30

Mostly cloudy

Monday

Hi: 55 Low: 31

Plenty of sun

Tuesday

Hi: 63 Low: 35

Partly cloudy

Wednesday

Hi: 64 Low: 34

Abundant sunshine

Thursday

Hi: 67 Low: 36

Abundant sunshine

Hourly Forecast

TimeTempConditionsPrecipHumidityWind
3 AM37°M Cloudy0%79%S at 3 mph
4 AM37°Cloudy0%81%S at 3 mph
5 AM38°Cloudy0%80%SE at 3 mph
6 AM39°Cloudy10%83%E at 2 mph
7 AM40°Cloudy10%82%ENE at 1 mph
8 AM41°Cloudy10%81%E at 1 mph
9 AM43°Cloudy10%77%E at 1 mph
10 AM46°M Cloudy10%72%NNE at 2 mph
11 AM49°M Cloudy20%66%NW at 2 mph
12 PM51°M Cloudy20%63%NW at 5 mph
1 PM53°M Cloudy20%58%WNW at 8 mph
2 PM54°M Cloudy20%54%WNW at 10 mph
3 PM54°M Cloudy20%53%WNW at 9 mph

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