Within the last 24 hours Mt. Shasta has picked up almost 2″ of rain …but head a little further north and the rain totals were not nearly as impressive. More rain showers are expected Thursday, although the first half of the day will be mostly dry. Increasing showers for the afternoon will bring measurable rain into this evening before tapering off overnight.
The winds will also stay breezy today, especially in the Shasta Valley. There is still a wind advisory for the Shasta Valley through 10 o’clock tonight — wind gusts will be between 40 & 50mph.
Snow levels today will stay around 5,000′ so mainly Crater Lake & Diamond Lake should expect snow. Although they will start off slightly lower than this …as snow showers can be seen in the six hour loop from the overnight hours over much of the Cascades.
Friday afternoon and evening will bring more rain showers to the area and more mountain snow as snow levels drop down to 4,500′ late Friday. Saturday will be the last “showery” day before drier air filters in for Sunday. This is a brief break and next week looks more promising for measurable rain — but just rain. Snow levels will stay high again next week and although there look to be a few potent storms, snowfall will only accumulate around 6,000′ and above.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese