A cold front is beginning to bring showers to the area and even a few snow flurries to the Grants Pass area. As the front continues to push through the region the chance for rain moves inland, and that includes the threat for localized freezing rain
When we do a seasonal forecast we no longer look at weather models (short-range) but rather teleconnections which are better predictors of long-range forecasts. You may have heard of some including El Nino and La Nina which are part of the El Nino Southern Oscillation or ENSO.
Just when roads across Southern Oregon were starting to clear up, freezing rain moving in, but road crews are looking ahead and preparing now. Driving in Southern Oregon these days has been a challenge for most. Drivers are dealing with snow and ice.
The Josephine County Animal Shelter is not having luck overcoming the cold weather. Frozen pipes are affecting the shelter's bathroom and laundry facilities. This means dirty towels, blankets and dishes are piling up.