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Frigid mornings to continue this week

Brrrr.

Morning low temperatures in Jackson County have been icicle-cold so far this week, and that trend is expected to continue until the weekend, the National Weather Service reported.

A low of 23 degrees was forecast for Medford Wednesday, with 25 degrees expected for Ashland, the agency said.

Medford’s daily low record for Oct. 30 was set in 2002, when it dropped to 24 degrees, so a new and nippy record could be on the horizon.

Cold enough for ya? Count yourself lucky you don’t live in Klamath Falls or Lakeview, where the mercury was expected to plummet Wednesday morning to 8 and 4 degrees, respectively. The Oct. 30 low-temperature record of 15 degrees in Klamath Falls was set in 2002.

“It does look like we could be making some records in the Klamath Falls area,” said Weather Service meteorologist Connie Clarstrom.

Thursday morning temperatures in the Rogue Valley are expected to be a repeat of Wednesday, with lows in the mid to upper 20s.

It should start to warm up a bit Friday, with overnight low temperatures of just above freezing across much of the Rogue Valley.

“It’ll temporarily end at that time,” Clarstrom said of the cold snap.

Medford saw a morning low of 29 degrees Sunday and Monday, and 26 Tuesday.

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