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S. Oregon to warm up for Mother's Day

But today is expected to be on the chilly side
 Posted: 2:00 AM May 10, 2014

The National Weather Service is calling for sunny skies come Mother's Day, but today could still be a bit iffy in places around the region.

A winter weather advisory issued Friday for the mountains surrounding the Rogue Valley was set to run until 11 a.m. today for elevations above 4,500 feet.

Snow was expected to accumulate in the Cascades near Crater Lake and Lake of the Woods and on the Siskiyou Summit. The forecast called for up to 7 inches of snow at Crater Lake, with an inch or two at Lake of the Woods and the Siskiyou Pass.

Meteorologist Dan Weygand said an area of low pressure moving offshore to Oregon and southern Washington was the reason for the sudden chill and precipitation.

"It'll pretty much be focused north of the Rogue Valley, but we'll definitely be getting some showers," Weygand said of the low pressure front.

Lower elevations were expected to see a tenth- to a quarter-inch of rain overnight Friday, but things are expected to improve today, Weygand said, with some lingering clouds and a few scattered showers.

Sunday morning could see some frost, but temperatures are expected to warm through the day and reach the low 70s.

"Mother's Day will be much nicer," said Weygand, adding that the warming trend is expected to continue into Wednesday. "We'll probably have some high temperatures exceeding 90 by Wednesday."

Reach Mail Tribune reporter Ryan Pfeil at 541-776-4468 or rpfeil@mailtribune.com. Follow him at www.twitter.com/ryanpfeil.


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