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Heavy Rain Ahead

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Two cold fronts will be bringing decent rain to the region starting Saturday night. The first front will bring increasing rain overnight Saturday through Sunday morning, expect heavy rain at times especially at the coast and the mountains. Rain will lighten up through the early afternoon, but the break is brief as the second more potent front brings even heavier rain late Sunday through late Monday. The heaviest rain is expected Sunday night through the day Monday with all areas seeing decent rain, but buckets of rainfall hitting the coast, Curry and Siskiyou counties. We’ll see the potential for isolated afternoon thunderstorms in the Cascades and northern Klamath and Lake counties. Snow will also fall above 10,000 feet on Mt. Shasta.

The coast and Siskiyou county could see up to three inches of rain, and even in the drier valleys we could see 1/2 inch to 1 inch of rain. This rain event is unseasonable for early Summer with most areas receiving as much or more than the average for the entire month of June.

A few showers will continue into Tuesday and maybe isolated showers Wednesday at the coast and mountains but then we’re thrown back into Summer with highs jumping 10 to 15 degrees above normal by Friday as a high pressure sets up over the Great Basin.

Thanks for logging on and have a safe weekend!

Meteorologist Megan Parry