Several fronts will move through Southern Oregon within the next 48 hours. This will bring scattered to widespread rain to all locations both Wednesday & Thursday. Temperatures are running very mild this morning, similar to where they normally would be for afternoon highs — and with winds out of the South, snow levels will stay very high today. For the afternoon, they’ll be above 8,000′ bringing rain even to areas like Crater Lake & Diamond Lake (also Mt. Ashland unfortunately).
Wind is another impact these storms will bring to the region. A high wind warning is in place for early this afternoon through late tonight for the Coastline. There is a wind advisory for the Shasta Valley, also for early this afternoon but through Thursday morning. In the Basin, the higher elevations of Lake County & Eastern Klamath are under a high wind warning & the lower elevations under a wind advisory (this advisory includes Lakeview). This is through early afternoon today until Thursday morning. Wind gusts will be between 50-70mph & the strongest winds will likely be later today into this evening.
Another front will move through Thursday and this front will help to drop snow levels. Accumulating snow is likely above 5,000′ for tomorrow which means Crater Lake, Diamond Lake & Highway 140 will be impacted by winter weather. Friday and most of Saturday we catch a break. Temperatures are again going to be mild with rising snow levels. Saturday night through Sunday, our next front will bring another round of widespread rain.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese