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Coastal Showers, Spreading Inland Today

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WEATHER DISCUSSION

Today marks the beginning of an active weather pattern for our region. The first front of many this week, will move inland this afternoon. Showers will be likely at the Coast into the afternoon & will gradually spread inland through the afternoon. Shower activity is expected to continue for all areas into the overnight hours. Because such a dry air mass is in place right now, some of the showers that do develop across our forecast area will evaporate before reaching the ground.

As moisture continues to increase across the area Tuesday, this will change and accumulating rain will become more likely. A second front will move into the Northwest for tomorrow, continuing to bring showers to all areas. To sum up Monday evening & Tuesday, scattered rain showers are anticipated.

Wednesday & Thursday on the other hand, will bring widespread rain and snow for the high terrain. Two stronger fronts will move through the region both of these days. Breezy conditions are likely at the Coast, in the higher elevations and in the Klamath Basin.

Snow Levels will drop into Wednesday to 4,000’ following the front’s passing. Until then, they will remain fairly high – about 6,500.’ Wednesday & into Thursday 1”-3” will likely fall above 4,000’ with locally higher amounts. As these days near, a better idea of snow accumulations will be known.

Friday will likely stay dry with mainly cloudy skies but Saturday is showing more wet weather. This will be a stronger front as well, bringing widespread rain potentially more snow for the higher elevations.

 

Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese

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