From Warm Back to Wet

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Today was the warmest day of the year for Medford, Roseburg and Alturas; while it wasn’t the warmest day of the year in Klamath Falls we did tie a record high hitting 66 degrees today. Temperatures for inland areas ran 10 to 15 degrees above average making highs closer to records than normals! Things change tomorrow as we transition from this warm pattern back to a wet one as two storm systems move in.

A weak cold front is going to bring increasing showers early tomorrow though this system is going to fall apart as it approaches and most showers will be north of our region. A low pressure is going to swing in bringing more shower activity with the peak of the showers Wednesday afternoon into early Thursday. Winds will accompany this system especially in the Shasta Valley where a Wind Advisory will go into effect 10am Wednesday with winds peaking in the afternoon and evening. There is a chance for isolated thunderstorms at the coast and a slight chance east of the Cascades in the afternoon. Rain and snow will not be impressive with this system but the bulk of the rain will arrive in northern California. Snow levels will remain above pass level with the only potential for snow is over Diamond Lake Summit early Thursday morning.

The next low moving in is headed directly to where the west coast needs the rain the most, central and southern California. A little closer to home the most activity will be in northern California and east of the Cascades. Snow levels could drop to 3,000′ by Sunday morning though shower activity will be light and isolated by that time. Most areas will dry out late Saturday keeping Sunday dry, I have only kept a chance for isolated light snow showers in the Cascades for Sunday.

Stay tuned to Newswatch12 for all the latest on these next few storms. Thanks for logging on and have a great evening!

Meteorologist Megan Parry

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