A front will push into the Northwest today, bringing spring showers to much of the region by mid to late afternoon. Temperatures will still stay mild, despite the cloud cover moving in throughout the morning. Snow levels will start off high around 9,000' before dropping to 6,500' into this evening.
Fire crews across the Rogue Valley are gearing up for another, possibly intense fire season. Fire departments are dusting off their wildland firefighting gear, and the Oregon Department of Forestry already has crews hard at work.
Droughts in the United States and Mexico are squeezing lime prices sky-high. Restaurants across the Rogue Valley are being impacted by the recent lime price increase. Elements in downtown Medford said it has seen the price of a shipment of limes triple just in the past month.
In anticipation of drought conditions, the City of Ashland is taking action now to reduce water use over the next several months. They City and the Parks Department, "will not plant trees, shrubs or annuals starting now through the summer season,” said City Administrator Dave Kanner.