Rain picking up this morning with showers and drizzle drifting through southwest Oregon. Not much in the way of measurable rain totals yet, but with plenty more of the same on the way, we can expect rain totals to get up around 0.1" by the time the day is through. Showers will continue to pick up as we head into this afternoon and evening before really coming to a head into Thursday.
Tomorrow's rain totals will likely close in on a half inch to an inch with stronger wind gusts picking up throughout the morning. A High Wind Warning will be in effect for Thursday morning along the Coast with gusts likely getting up around 50 mph. Rain will continue into the end of the work week with scattered showers carrying us through the weekend as well.
Air Quality remains a concern for us with smoke and pollutants trapped in the Valley and conditions that are once again Unsafe for Sensitive Groups in Oakridge. We should see these Air Quality concerns come to a close for us by tomorrow as rain and increased winds help to clear out our largely stagnant air.
Updated Wednesday morning by Meteorologist John Mayer on January 16, 2019.
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