Today will mark the beginning of a very wet few days across the Northwest. The first of many fronts will travel south through Southern Oregon tonight. Ahead of the front, light and spotty showers will develop and travel inland. Most of these showers are going to stay light in nature. Winds are going to become gusty along the coast, the high country, in the Shasta Valley and east of the Cascades. Gusts near 50mph are likely in the Basin and Siskiyou County. A wind advisory will go into effect at 1pm this afternoon to account for this.
Rain will become heavy by early evening along the coast and gradually spread south and east through the overnight hours. Through Thursday, 2″-3″ of rain will fall along the coast and between 0.50″-2″ inland with the highest totals being along the high terrain and in Western Siskiyou County.
The front moves through early Thursday and at which post frontal showers will be ongoing through Thursday night. Another front will rise north as a warm front bring more widespread rain Thursday into Friday. We then will get another wave into the weekend bringing more rain. Snow levels will stay high until Saturday afternoon. They then will drop to 5,500′ Saturday night and high elevation snow will be possible.
For now, the stormy pattern looks to continue through early next week with an additional system moving in on Tuesday. This will keep clouds around through the end of the extended and cooler temperatures.
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Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese