An upper level low will move south today along the West Coast. Thing will bring increasing clouds to our region and also bring in an unseasonably cool air mass – as if our temperatures weren’t cool enough to begin with! The higher terrain will see the largest blast of cold air and snow levels will drop accordingly during the overnight hours, starting at 6,000’ this afternoon and falling to 4,500’ by the morning.
Rain and snow showers (Cascades) will begin developing into midday along the Coast and late afternoon for inland locations. Shower activity will then taper off around midnight but with the cooler air mass already in place light accumulations are possible, but mainly on grassy surfaces off of the roadways. It is simply too early in the season and the grounds are too warm for snow to fall and stick (with the exception of Crater Lake). The Klamath Basin could pick up a good 2” of snow above 4,500’ and Crater Lake could see between 1 & 3” of snow by the morning.
Wednesday will bring sunshine but winds will remain out of the North and this will prevent temperatures from warming up. The dry weather continues through Friday before another system moves in from the North Saturday.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese