Isolated Showers Today, Dry for Weekend

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Temperatures are getting off to a much cooler start this morning. This is following the rain & snow that fell last night, leading to slick & icy roads across the area — leave extra time for your commute. Tripcheck is reporting 3″ of new snowfall on the side of Siskiyou Summit & with the temperature well below the freezing mark, it is sure to be one area with slick spots.

Crater Lake has seen about 10″ of new snow from this cold front. Mt. Ashland Ski Road is reporting 2″ of new snow but after speaking with Mt. Ashland General Manager I’ve learned that 9″ of new snow fell on the mountain. This has brought snow depth to 16″ at the lodge and 20″ for the top of the mountain. They will need 24″-34″ to open, depending on whether wet or dry snow falls. Last night was wet snow & with wet snow more likely this season, they’ll most likely need closer to 34″ to open.

Tripcheck is also reporting 5″ of new snow in Chiloquin, 2″ at the Green Springs Summit, 8″ near Lake of the Woods & 3 new inches at Doak Mountain. At some of these locations this is packed snow, at others it is ice and just roadside snow.

Skies will stay partly sunny today & showers will develop mainly west of the Cascdes throughout the morning. Into this evening clouds will begin streaming in from our north and west. A weak storm system on Thursday will try to move into Southern Oregon but falls apart while doing so. For this reason, isolated showers are in the forecast for the region tomorrow.

The weather for the weekend is going to be beautiful. Sunny to mostly sunny skies with temperatures staying mild across the lower elevations. It looks like our next chance for some wet weather is on Monday, with potentially a more potent storm for the middle of next week.

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Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese