Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn’s Forecast Discussion:
Winter Storm Watches are in effect across the area from Thursday night through Friday night. A low pressure system will move into the area Thursday night and bring snow, even to lower elevations. Along the South Coast 1-3″ of snow is expected above 500 feet. In Southern Oregon 1-3″ of snow is expected below 1,000 feet and 3-6″ of snow is expected above 1,000 feet. In Northern California 3-6″ of snow is expected below 3,000 feet and 6-9″ of snow is expected above 3,000 feet. The Winter Storm Watches will become Winter Storm Warnings as the storm nears.
Behind the storm will be even colder air. High temperatures will struggle to get out of the teens in the Klamath Basin and out of the 20s in the valleys Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night will be the coldest night of the week with lows falling below 0 degrees in the Klamath Basin and into the single digits in the valleys.
Temperatures trend to climb back to normals next week.
Have a great Thursday! Try to stay warm.
~ Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn