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NWS SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
The string of dry…quiet and mild weather over the region will
come to an end today…then we’ll see a significant change in the
pattern starting late tonight and lasting into next weekend.
While it’s not unusual to have a series of storms this time of the
year, it will be perceived as significant due to the dry…quiet
pattern we had the last several days.
The first front will arrive at the coast tonight…then move inland
Tuesday. A period of moderate precipitation is expected to impact
the coast and coastal mountains and over the higher terrain tonight
through Tuesday. Cold air aloft will move overhead Tuesday
creating enough instability for a slight chance of thunderstorms
along the coast into parts of Douglas County. Small hail is also
Snow levels will be high to start…then lowering to around 5000
feet Tuesday afternoon and could temporally lower to 4500 feet in
heavier showers. Gusty winds are also possible along the coast
and higher terrain.
We may get a relative break in the weather Tuesday night…then
the next system arrives Wednesday bringing another round of
moderate to heavy precipitation along the coast and coastal
mountains. Snow levels will continue to drop and are expected to
be around 3500 feet. Additional disturbances the rest of the week
into next weekend Promise to deliver even more precipitation and
gusty winds. Stay tuned to the National Weather Service in Medford
for the latest updates on this upcoming stormy pattern.