An area of low pressure positioned near British Columbia will move eastward today, bringing a cold front through much of the Pacific Northwest. Rain will increase in coverage through the morning at the Coast, and then move inland into midday. This will also bring breezy conditions to the Klamath Basin, high terrain and Coastline. A wind advisory is in place for Eastern Klamath County and Lake County through this evening. Winds will be out of the southwest between 15-30mph. gusts could reach 50mph on the East Side.
No major winter weather impacts are anticipated with this system, as snow levels are very high. The morning cloud cover has also helped to keep temperatures fairly mild this morning — the Klamath Basin was in the mid 40′s, quite different from the teens earlier this week. With that said, the only location looking at a good chance for some snow is Crater Lake. Even here, snow accumulation will be little. Snow levels will drop to 5,000′ by Friday morning, with the cold air mass settling into place well after the shower activity today wraps up.
Dry weather will move in for the weekend, although a southwest and moist flow will help to filter in plenty of cloud cover for the weekend. Most of the region will stay mostly cloudy Saturday & Sunday as the next system now holds off until Monday.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese