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Current Observation: Medford

46°

Clear
Feels Like: 46°
H: 47° L: 33°
Pressure: 30.09
Dewpoint: 23°
Humidity: 40%
Sunrise: 06:57:55 am
Sunset: 05:52:40 pm

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StormWatch 12 Forecast

Today: We're off to a very cold start this morning with more freezing fog around Grants Pass. Expect increasing clouds as we head into the afternoon, with temperatures topping out in the 40s for our westside valleys, the 30s in the Cascades and the Klamath Basin. Along the coast, temperatures will once again rise to around 50 degrees. 

Tonight: We'll begin to see the effects of our next storm system heading into tonight. Showers will start to move in along the coast and snow into the Cascades as early as 6 PM this evening. Rain and snow showers will continue to become more widespread as we head throughout the night with snow levels dropping to nearly 2,000'. Overnight lows will drop into the low to mid 20s in the Klamath Basin, Cascades, and Northern California, the low to mid 30s in the Rogue Valley, and in the lower 40s along the coast.

Extended: We'll see spotty light to moderate rain and snow showers along and west of the Cascades on Saturday with isolated activity in Siskiyou County and east of the Cascades. Snow levels will be around 2,000' in the morning before rising to 3,500' in the afternoon. A surge of heavier rain and snow will begin to push into the region tomorrow night into Sunday. Snow levels will rise above the lower passes on Sunday, but our higher Cascade passes and elevations could see some very significant snow Saturday night through Monday morning.

A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for the Cascades and Siskyous, the higher elevations of Klamath and Lake Counties, and for elevations above 3,000' in western Siskiyou County where significant snow of 1 to 2 feet is possible from 10 PM Saturday to 10 AM Monday. 

An atmospheric river looks to set up over the region into next week where a series of storm systems will roll through our area packing ample tropical moisture, originating from Hawaii. With this set up, we have the potential for very heavy rain and very heavy snow in our higher elevations. Snow levels are expected to rise into next week. However, there are several uncertainties with how this all is going to play out. The big questions that will need to be cleared up is where exactly the heaviest bands of precipitation set up in our area and exactly how high those snow levels get. Exact rain and snow amounts are still fairly uncertain, but the coast has a strong potential of seeing several inches of rain. We'll be able to iron out these details likely over the next day or so, so be sure to keep checking back for forecast updates. It does look like things quiet down again by Thursday 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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Daily Forecast

Friday

Hi: 47 Low: 33

Partly cloudy

Saturday

Hi: 47 Low: 39

Showers possible

Sunday

Hi: 47 Low: 41

Showers

Monday

Hi: 51 Low: 35

Showers

Tuesday

Hi: 50 Low: 40

Rain

Wednesday

Hi: 53 Low: 39

Showers possible

Hourly Forecast

TimeTempConditionsPrecipHumidityWind
4 PM46°P Cloudy0%40%NNW at 1 mph
5 PM44°P Cloudy0%46%NW at 3 mph
6 PM42°P Cloudy0%53%SSW at 2 mph
7 PM40°P Cloudy10%59%SSW at 3 mph
8 PM39°P Cloudy10%63%S at 2 mph
9 PM37°P Cloudy10%69%S at 3 mph
10 PM37°M Cloudy10%72%SSW at 2 mph
11 PM37°M Cloudy10%73%S at 2 mph
12 AM36°M Cloudy10%76%SSE at 2 mph
1 AM36°M Cloudy10%77%SE at 2 mph
2 AM35°Cloudy20%80%S at 1 mph
3 AM34°Cloudy20%83%ENE at 2 mph
4 AM35°Cloudy20%84%SE at 1 mph

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