Break Saturday then More Wintry Travel

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Another day of a mix of weather including rain, snow and hail with a threat for isolated thunderstorms until the sunsets, mainly at the coast, Siskiyou county and east side. Peak thunderstorm activity will be further to the south or our area, but we could see a few lightning strikes. Things quite down overnight into Saturday and clouds will begin to clear which will allow temperatures to drop quickly into Saturday morning. A Frost Advisory is in effect for west side valleys for Saturday morning, most areas will only drop to the mid-30s and freezing temperatures are not expected, but for locations that see more clearing of the clouds temperatures could get close.

Overnight Friday into Saturday we’ll get a break from the shower activity with patchy morning fog and stratus in west side valleys and some sunshine into the early afternoon. Clouds and wind will increase in the afternoon as a cold front approaches that will bring showers to the coast by mid-afternoon spreading inland during the evening. Snow levels will be between 4,000 and 4,500 feet over the weekend so expect wintry travel over the higher Cascade passes overnight Saturday into Sunday morning. We could see several inches of snow at Crater Lake and Diamond Lake, while areas further south will see up to 2 inches of snow above 4,000 feet.

Showers taper off Sunday evening and a dry pattern returns into next week. Warmer temperatures will accompany the dry weather with mid-70s for the east side and mid-80s for west side valleys!

Thanks for logging on and have a great weekend!

Meteorologist Megan Parry

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