Rain and snow came through overnight, wetting the roads and blanketing the higher passes with snow. Anywhere from .10″-1″ of rain fell across the region and a couple inches of snow in the high terrain. The roads near Diamond Lake & Crater Lake are covered in snow and will be slick once plowed. Highway 140 has snow just off the roadway so this will be a slick ride as well. There was also snow overnight at Siskiyou Summit, where temperatures remain just below freezing and fog is present as well. Leave extra time as you’re heading out this morning — roads will be wet and/or slick.
Snow levels today will start off around 3,500′ and rise to roughly 4,000′ for the afternoon. Both rain and snow showers are expected across the Cascades depending on location and elevation. A couple inches of snow may fall with these snow showers above 4,000.’
Fog will gradually burn off in Northern Josephine and Southern Douglas this morning …making way for partly to mostly cloudy skies today. Showers will be hit or miss and most will likely stay dry today. Isolated thunderstorms are in the forecast for the Coast and the Klamath Basin today as well. High temperatures will be 15-20 degrees cooler.
After midnight another wave of rain will hit the Coast, falling moderate to heavy at times. This rain will fall through much of Wednesday and will also make it’s way into the Cascades. The Rogue Valley will remain in the rain shadow Wednesday and only spotty showers are expected. By Thursday, this front will move inland and moderate to heavy rain will push into West Side Valleys and the Klamath Basin.
This active weather pattern will continue into the weekend as chances for rain are ongoing through next week. Cooler temperatures will stick around through this time frame with snow levels fluctuating between one storm to the next.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese