Storms hit Southern Oregon, bringing rain, wind

Jackson County, Ore. — A long-lasting storm hit most of Southern Oregon and Northern California on Sunday. While Monday was significantly more dry, local meteorologists expect that to change.

According to Bradley Schaaf, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, some areas received more than two inches of rain. The Rogue Valley saw more than an inch and a half.

“It only takes a few inches of water to sweep a vehicle off the roadway,” Schaaf said.

The water levels are something the National Weather Service has been keeping a close eye on, even putting a flood warning into effect for the day on Sunday. While that’s been lifted, more storms are expected to begin as soon as Tuesday.

“We’re always paying attention, we’re always watching,” Schaaf said. “At this point, it doesn’t look like the rain is going to be as heavy as it was on Sunday.”

Schaaf is expecting winds to pick up in the next system, reaching up to 30 miles per hour in the Rogue Valley, beginning on Tuesday.

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