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Current Observation: Medford

62°

Overcast
Feels Like: 62°
H: 93° L: 57°
Pressure: 30.03
Dewpoint: 40°
Humidity: 44%
Sunrise: 05:53:19 am
Sunset: 08:42:14 pm

LATEST FORECAST

StormWatch 12 Forecast

Tonight: Smoky and mostly clear tonight with lows in the 40s and 50s. Winds will diminish and air quality will be poor.

Tomorrow:  Dry and smoky for your Saturday, especially, in our westside valleys. Once again, air quality will be poor so be sure to limit your time outdoors. The Air Quality Alert for Southern Oregon will continue through the weekend. Highs Saturday and Sunday will climb into the 90s and lower 90s for much of the area. We'll see 70s and 60s along the coast.

Extended: Concern is growing for thunderstorms on Sunday. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will likely develop Sunday afternoon for the Basin, along the Cascade and Siskiyou Mountains, and into Northern California. An isolated storm or two could slip into parts of the Rogue Valley Sunday afternoon. Because of the lightning threat and such dry conditions, a FIRE WEATHER WATCH has been posted for these areas Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening.

Sunday will also be warmer. Temperatures continue to heat up into next week. We'll also keep storm chances for the Basin, Cascades, and Northern California for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. However, chances and coverage look less than Sunday.

Later next week temperatures look to back off.

Fire Danger remains HIGH and if any fires do spark, they could spread quickly. 

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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: 93 Low: 57

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday

Hi: 99 Low: 66

Abundant sunshine

Monday

Hi: 103 Low: 68

Sunny

Tuesday

Hi: 102 Low: 67

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday

Hi: 102 Low: 65

Sunshine

Thursday

Hi: 99 Low: 62

Mainly sunny

Hourly Forecast

TimeTempConditionsPrecipHumidityWind
5 AM58°M Cloudy0%53%NNW at 2 mph
6 AM56°P Cloudy0%58%N at 2 mph
7 AM57°Sunny0%61%N at 1 mph
8 AM61°Sunny0%55%NNW at 2 mph
9 AM65°Sunny0%48%NNW at 2 mph
10 AM69°Sunny0%41%NW at 2 mph
11 AM73°Sunny0%34%NW at 4 mph
12 PM78°Sunny0%28%NW at 3 mph
1 PM82°Sunny0%23%NNW at 4 mph
2 PM86°Sunny0%18%NW at 5 mph
3 PM88°Sunny0%16%NW at 6 mph
4 PM91°Sunny0%15%NW at 8 mph
5 PM92°Sunny0%13%NW at 9 mph

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