Another Round of Rain Then Warmer & Dry

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A few showers continue this morning as a shortwaves is still influencing the Pacific Northwest, any showers today will be light and mainly in the morning then some sunshine returns to the viewing area. This break in the rain is short-lived as another disturbance brings rain after midnight tonight. The bulk of the rain with this next system will in the overnight and early morning hours with a few light isolated showers continuing into the afternoon. Winds will pick up tonight ahead of this system with gusty winds, especially at the coast and ridges. The Cascades could see gusts up to 45 mph with winds easing up tomorrow afternoon and evening. Yesterday the strongest wind gusts was reported in Crescent City of 62 mph.

Rain fell heavy at the coast and at times inland, here’s some of the rain totals from yesterday:

Red Mound: 3.16″
Brookings: 1.06″
Crescent City: 1.01″
Evans Creek: .42″
Medford: .24″
Fish Lake: 1.70″
Klamath Falls: .27″
Lakeview: .08″
Mt. Shasta City: .29″
Alturas: .51″

Thursday a high pressure ridge will begin to build into the region and really strengthen Friday bringing sunshine and much warmer temperatures to the region. Highs will climb into the mid to upper-70s on the east side and mid-80s for west side valleys and low-70s at the coast as we head into the weekend.

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Meteorologist Megan Parry