A cold front will be moving through the region today bringing heavy rains and strong winds. The strongest winds will be at the coast, mountains, east of the Cascades and Shasta Valley, in these locations we have High Wind Warnings. Moderate to heavy rainfall possible at times, especially at the coast where we could see over 4 inches of rain today with 8-10 inches of rain in the coast range. A Flood Watch is in effect for Douglas, Curry and Josephine counties. Flooding of creeks, streams and rivers is possible as well as landslides. Besides the rain the winds may cause falling debris. Falling debris can create road hazards, downed power lines causing power outages and structure damage. Yesterday a tree fell in the middle of a house in Prospect, today the winds will be even stronger. Peak winds will be this afternoon, but strong winds will be with us through tomorrow and for the coast and mountains through Wednesday.
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After the cold front moves through we’ll bring in a better chance for snow overnight Wednesday into Thanksgiving morning. We’ll also see widespread fog, so the combination of fog and icy/snowy roads is not a good combination for travel. Check road conditions before heading out, drive slowly, keep your headlights on so other vehicles can see you, carry chains and know how to put them on. A lot of people traveling over the next several days and weather will not be cooperating, so keep that in mind and drive safely and check road conditions before heading out.
To find out more about staying safe, driving safe and keeping your furry friends safe during winter weather, be sure to tune in Wednesday at 6:30pm for our half-hour long winter weather special!
Meteorologist Megan Parry