A warm front is lifting north this morning. This is bringing light to moderate rain to much of Southern Oregon. It will continue traveling up the I-5 corridor throughout Friday, bringing clearing skies and drier conditions by the afternoon. Because this is a warm front, snow levels will remain high and all of the precipitation falling will be rain. Rain will wrap up from south to north around lunchtime.
This afternoon will feature partly to mostly sunny skies with highs slightly warmer than Wednesday. It looks like we’ll be lucking out tonight for Friday Night Football. Friday Night Blitz Game of the Week will be at the Black and Blue Game at Spiegelberg Stadium. We can’t rule out a stray shower, but it does appear we’ll most likely remain dry under partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will start in the low 60′s for kickoff but will drop into the 50′s throughout the game.
The next front to impact our region will be tomorrow morning. This is going to be a cold front, associated with the same low pressure system this morning’s warm front belongs to. Rain will spread inland starting tomorrow morning and continue into the afternoon. It could be heavy at times and the highest inland rain totals will be along and west of the Cascades and in Western Siskiyou County.
Ahead of this cold front, winds are going to become gusty ..mainly tonight starting at the coast. A high wind watch has been issued for the Southern Oregon Cascades, Basin, Shasta Valley and Modoc County. Those areas with the strongest winds, like the high terrain, are under this watch which goes into effect tonight. A wind advisory will then go in effect tomorrow morning for Jackson County, Del Norte, the Shasta Valley and Basin. Both the advisory and watch will remain in place through Saturday night as winds will stay gusty through this time frame. Gusts could reach 60-80mph.
Snow levels will drop Saturday night/Sunday morning near 5,000.’ This is going to bring snow showers to the high country into Sunday. Most locations will catch a break on Monday before another cold front moves inland Tuesday.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese