Scattered rain showers and possible isolated thunderstorms this afternoon will be followed by a warming trend next week. However, by next weekend a cold and wet pattern is expected with possible snowfall at 5,000 feet and above.
For the rest of today we expect to see isolated thunderstorms and scattered rain showers develop into the evening. By Monday a warming trend is expected to begin that will last until Thursday with highs in the mid 70’s toward mid week.
Next Thursday is expected to be a breezy transition day into a much colder and wet pattern that may include high elevation snow. A cold low pressure system is expected to move into our area and bring much lower temperatures and precipitation. As it looks right now, we could see snow at Crater Lake, Diamond Lake, and even Lake of The Woods next weekend. We will have updates as this cold storm gets closer. If you are planning on outdoor activities next weekend, expect possible snow above 5,000 feet and colder conditions.
Above: Temperatures have a high probability to be below normal by next weekend.
The NWS Medford says it is too far out to have confidence on exactly how much precipitation to expect and where. We will bring you additional updates toward next weekend as the weather picture becomes more clear.