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Current Observation: Medford

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H: 53° L: 41°
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Pressure: 29.9
Dewpoint: 37°
Humidity: 89%
Sunrise: 07:26:19 am
Sunset: 04:38:36 pm

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StormWatch 12 Forecast

Tonight: We will likely remain dry for most areas tonight under mostly cloudy skies. Some rain and snow showers will develop around the Mt. Shasta area. Temperatures will drop into the lower 30s across the Klamath Basin and into the upper 30s and lower 40s west of the Cascades. Meanwhile, the coast will see lows in the lower 50s. Winds will start to pick up across the region.

A WIND ADVISORY has been issued for the Rogue Valley until 1 PM Saturday and for the Shasta Valley until 4 PM Saturday and for Lake County from 10 AM Friday to 10 PM Saturday. Sustained winds out of the southeast of 15-35 MPH are expected with wind gusts up to 35-50 MPH possible. Winds this strong can knock down tree limbs and lead to isolated power outages. Use caution if heading out in these areas over the next few days.

Tomorrow: Rain will move in along the coast in the morning and spread east through the rest of the day and into Friday evening. Rain will be heavy at times for the coast, coastal range in Northern California. Higher elevations will see heavy snow. Snow levels will be around 6,000' then lower to 5,000' later Friday into Friday night. Winds will be gusty out of the south and southeast. Highs Friday will climb into the lower to middle 50s for areas west of the Cascades in Southern Oregon and in the 40s to lower 50s in Northern California. East of the Cascades will see highs in the 40s.

A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for elevations over 5,500' for Southern and Eastern Siskiyou County from 4 AM Friday - 4 PM Saturday. Areas in the alert zone could pick up between 24-36" of snow with winds gusting to 45 MPH. Locations under this alert include Ski Park Highway and Everitt Memorial Highway. Use caution if heading into higher elevations of Siskiyou County and be prepared for winter travel conditions.  

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for Lake County for elevations over 5,500' from 10 PM Friday to 10 PM Saturday. This includes the Highway 140 Warner Mountain Summit where 3-6" of snow is expected. Travel could be difficult due to slippery conditions and gusty winds.

Extended: Saturday will be soggy with periods of rain and mountain snow. We are expecting to receive significant rainfall along the coast, in the coastal mountains, and southern Siskiyou County through the weekend; Heavy snow is expected in higher elevations in southern Siskiyou County, with significant snow amounts of 2-3' above 5,500'. Crater Lake will likely see over a foot of snow with a foot or so for Mt. Ashland. With the higher snow levels, the Siskiyou Summit and I-5 through Mt. Shasta will be just wet, but heavy rain and wind will make for slower than normal travel conditions still.

 Rain amounts will be 1-3" along the coast and coastal range with up to 4"+ in parts of Siskiyou County around Mt. Shasta. The Medford area will likely see around 1/2" or so of rainfall. The Klamath Basin will be looking at between 1/2" to 3/4".  

Rain and snow showers will linger on Sunday with snow levels around 4,500'. We look to be dry next Monday and Tuesday before things turn active again by the middle of next 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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Friday

Hi: 53 Low: 41

Afternoon showers

Saturday

Hi: 53 Low: 41

Chance of showers

Sunday

Hi: 52 Low: 33

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday

Hi: 52 Low: 29

Partly cloudy

Tuesday

Hi: 49 Low: 33

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday

Hi: 51 Low: 36

Mix of sun and clouds

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TimeTempConditionsPrecipHumidityWind
5 AM41°P Cloudy0%84%ESE at 4 mph
6 AM41°M Cloudy0%84%ESE at 4 mph
7 AM42°M Cloudy0%83%SE at 6 mph
8 AM41°M Cloudy0%83%ESE at 7 mph
9 AM44°M Cloudy0%79%ESE at 7 mph
10 AM47°M Cloudy10%75%ESE at 7 mph
11 AM49°Cloudy20%72%ESE at 10 mph
12 PM50°Cloudy20%69%ESE at 10 mph
1 PM51°Few Showers30%68%SE at 11 mph
2 PM52°Showers40%67%SSE at 11 mph
3 PM51°Showers40%69%SE at 10 mph
4 PM51°Showers40%70%SE at 10 mph
5 PM51°Showers50%70%SE at 10 mph

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