Clouds Today, Rain & Wind Tonight

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Today will be the last day of mostly dry & quiet weather. Tonight, an area of low pressure will move into the Northwest bringing moderate to heavy rainfall to Southern Oregon. This storm system is going to keep plenty of clouds over the area today with increasing winds into this evening.

A high wind warning is in place for the Coast, Eastern Klamath County & all of Lake County for early Wednesday morning to account for this. A wind advisory is also in place for strong winds late tonight through tomorrow morning for the Shasta Valley. Winds will be out of the southwest gusting up to 50-60mph. Sustained winds will be between 20-40mph.

Rain showers will develop ahead of this storm system around 4 o’clock today at the Coast and travel further inland shortly after that. The rain will then push inland tonight and continue through much of Wednesday with winds gradually diminishing tomorrow afternoon. Another front will move in from the West Thursday afternoon & evening bringing more moderate to heavy rainfall to much of the area through Friday. Another storm will follow for the weekend.

Winds are going to be out of the south through all of these events, so this will keep snow levels high & above passes (at least until the weekend). Tuesday night snow levels will rise from 6,000′ to above 8,000′ which means this may start off as snow for Mt. Ashland but will quickly turn over to rain.

With quick rises in streams and creeks, flooding potential is something to watch closely into the weekend for these small water flows. Rivers, however are not a huge concern due to the very low water levels but this may change as the week unfolds. At this point, it looks as though the Coast is going to pick up 5″ or more of rainfall by Sunday morning. For the Coastal Range Mountains this may be more than 10.”

More updates will come to the timing of each individual storm.

Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese