Friday brought a break in the precipitation to our area. A very well developed low pressure system is what’s responsible for the rain we’ve been getting. A cold front swung through and brought us a couple of days of cooler and wet weather. Friday morning started with a line of showers moving north. As the line exited the region, warmer air from the south moved in. This also cleared us out and most areas saw mostly sunny skies. Temperatures were up to 17 degrees warmer this afternoon than what we had yesterday.
Now for tonight, clouds will slowly increase from the west as the next cold front approaches. This is also picking up our winds. A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for the Rogue Valley, Northern California, and eastern sections of the Klamath Basin. A HIGH WIND WARNING is also in effect for the Basin, Northern California, the coast, and the Cascades. These will last until Saturday afternoon/evening as that is when the strongest of wind is expected. Winds in excess of 60 mph are expected in upper elevations. Also, vehicles (especially high-profile) will experience strong crosswinds on west-east facing highways. Gusts will likely knock down power lines, so more power outages could occur.
Snow levels will be falling Sunday morning to around 5,000′, so dusting of the upper elevations is expected. This includes, Diamond Lake Summit, Crater Lake NP, and Hwy. 140 near Lake of the Woods. This will be a light dusting. Still, travel will be impacted and roads will be slick.
If heading out to the Monster Dash this Saturday in Ashland, expect rain, on and off and also gusty winds at times.
Thanks for logging on and have a great weekend!
Meteorologist Seth Phillips