Southern Oregon may experience record temperatures this week, but not in a way that one might think for late May. Forecasters predict snow levels and temperatures to drop to 2,500 feet by Wednesday morning in the Cascades and Siskiyous. The predicted high Wednesday of 54 would tie the record for the lowest high in Medford for May 22nd set in 2010.
Forecasters add there is a concern about freezing temperatures on Thursday morning. The record low for May 23rd is 35 degrees, set in 1980, and it appears that as of today, the forecasted low could end up around that mark.
This weather could affect travel along Bear Camp Road, the windy mountain road that is typically closed during bad weather. The snow that fall is not expected to accumulate below the 2,500 foot mark as soil and road temperatures are still warm from the recent summer like weather.