Significant rainfall is saturating the ground over Southern Oregon and Northern California. This storm will bring additional rain until midday today, but a much stronger storm (with ties to Hawaii–I like to call it the “Pineapple Connection”) will blow into the region late tonight and Sunday.
High winds and more heavy rain will cause rivers to rise and even some trees could be vulnerable to falling or being blown over because the roots are in soaked soil. Snow levels will be near 5,000 feet, so Mt. Ashland will have 12 to 24 inches of new snow, including today and tomorrow (maybe the Ski Resort might have some good news to report soon?).
The passes will see snow tonight and tomorrow morning, so be on the lookout for icy, slushy and snowy conditions if you are traveling. Another wet storm is expected Tuesday into Wednesday. Then, we get a break later in the week.