Sunday afternoon’s weather proved to be what many would consider near perfect. We saw just a few clouds with a light breeze and highs in the upper 70′s. Unfortunately, it will be the last such day this week. A cold front is making its way towards the coast Sunday evening, bringing showers Sunday night and clouds to inland locations.
We are not just seeing showers with this cold front, but also gusty winds. A wind advisory is in effect for the Shasta Valley in Siskiyou County until 8 PM Monday evening. Winds are expected to gust up to 45 miles per hour. There’s not a wind advisory, but we will see breezy conditions in the Klamath Basin too. Gusts up to 35 miles per hours are possible.
Rain will arrive for west side valleys and northern California during the predawn hours Monday. By lunchtime, we will see showers in the Klamath Basin. Rainfall amounts are low for inland locations, but up to .75 of an inch along the coast. Expect less than .25 of an inch inland, with less than .10 of an inch east of the Cascades. Snow levels in the southern Oregon Cascades will drop to 5,500 feet Tuesday morning.
This won’t be the last chance for rain this week. Showers are back in the forecast Wednesday continuing through the weekend. Although the chances and rainfall amounts are low, models suggest isolated rainfall each day. While models have been in disagreement with the intensity and timing of the rainfall midweek, they are starting to come in to some alignment. That means that our confidence is increasing with the rain chances for Wednesday through the end of the week.
Chief Meteorologist Kate McKenna