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Pressure: 30.37
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Humidity: 92%
Sunrise: 07:17:35 am
Sunset: 04:40:47 pm

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StormWatch 12 Forecast

Black Friday: We're off to a cold and icy start this morning with freezing fog for many of our inland valleys. Skies will gradually become sunny into the afternoon with cool temperatures. Highs will top out in the mid to upper 40s for many in our westside valleys, into the low to mid 40s in the Klamath Basin, and into the mid to upper 50s along the coast. Winds will remain light today with just a bit of haze. 

An AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY remains in effect for our inland valleys until 11 AM Monday. A strong inversion and poor mixing will settle into the region. Pollutants will likely settle into our inland valleys leading to periods of poor air quality through the weekend. This could pose problems for sensitive groups of people.

Tonight: With clear skies into this evening, areas of fog and freezing fog will be quick to develop overnight in our inland valleys. Overnight low temperatures will be cold again, falling into the 20s for many in our westside valleys and into the 10s to single digits in the Klamath Basin. The coast could see a bit of fog by Saturday morning with lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

Extended: The holiday weekend is looking dry, but we'll continue to see stagnant air in our valleys with freezing fog developing at night and lingering through at least part of the day, especially in our westside valleys. It's looking like Monday could bring some more rain and higher elevation snow to our region, mainly along and west of the Cascades. Beyond Monday, December will likely start off dry and fairly mild with another stretch of stagnant air.

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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: 52 Low: 30

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday

Hi: 51 Low: 31

Partly cloudy

Sunday

Hi: 53 Low: 33

Partly cloudy

Monday

Hi: 48 Low: 31

A few morning showers

Tuesday

Hi: 51 Low: 31

Sunny

Wednesday

Hi: 55 Low: 32

Mainly sunny

Hourly Forecast

TimeTempConditionsPrecipHumidityWind
10 AM35°Cloudy0%87%NNE at 1 mph
11 AM38°M Cloudy0%77%N at 0 mph
12 PM42°P Cloudy0%69%N at 1 mph
1 PM46°Sunny0%58%NNW at 1 mph
2 PM49°Sunny0%53%NNW at 2 mph
3 PM50°Sunny0%52%NNW at 1 mph
4 PM49°Sunny0%53%WNW at 1 mph
5 PM46°Clear0%56%NW at 2 mph
6 PM42°Clear0%66%E at 3 mph
7 PM39°Clear0%71%E at 2 mph
8 PM37°Clear0%75%ENE at 1 mph
9 PM36°Clear0%76%NNE at 2 mph
10 PM34°Clear0%77%ENE at 1 mph

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