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Late Season Storm Brings Rain & Snow

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WEATHER DISCUSSION

A late season storm system will bring rain, snow & wind to the region later today. A cold front will bring cold air into Northern California, keeping snow levels around 3,000′ by late afternoon and allowing for snow to fall over much of Siskiyou County into this evening. Periods of rain are likely at the Coast today and showers for Josephine County and the Cascades. Jackson County and the Klamath Basin will likely stay dry until midday.

This is the time when snow will begin to intensify and fall over Siskiyou County above 3,500.’ Snow showers throughout the day in Mt. Shasta City are likely. A winter storm warning is in effect for Siskiyou County above 3,500′ beginning at 2pm this afternoon. 4″-8″ of snow is possible in the Mt. Shasta City area and those above this elevation. Snow will fall throughout the evening here before tapering off into Tuesday morning. Yreka and northern parts of Siskiyou County will see lesser amounts if any at all, due to downsloping winds. Weed could see up to 1″-2.”

By 7 & 8 o’clock tonight this low pressure system will move north and east which will bring snow into the Basin and Cascades. Up to 2″ of snow is possible in the Klamath Basin tonight. Travel impacts are also likely over Siskiyou Summit tomorrow morning, and also along I-5 near Mt. Shasta City & the Cascade passes. There will be snow on the roads across Klamath County in places as well.

Showers will continue into Tuesday before some drier air filters into the region for the middle of the week. Another weak front will bring another round of showers Thursday night and Friday.

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Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese