Weak high pressure will slowly shift eastward through tomorrow, but for the day sunny skies will prevail. Temperatures will warm to the low 60′s in the Rogue Valley. By tomorrow evening, increasing clouds will push ashore from our west. A strong cold front will bring strong winds, heavy rain & mountain snow through Thursday.
Precipitation will start as rain for almost all areas as the storm pushes inland tomorrow evening. The front won’t actually pass through until Tuesday afternoon. Once it passes, a cooler air mass will move in and snow levels will drop to about 4,000.’ This is when conditions will change and rain will change over to snow in those higher elevations. This storm will bring significant rain/snow to Siskiyou County. The heaviest precipitation will fall in California Tuesday evening.
Winds are going to pick up Monday along the Coast and also the ridges, east of the Cascades, and the Shasta Valley. Winds will gust to 50mph in the Shasta Valley, and 40mph in other locations. This will be the case through Tuesday.
A winter storm watch has been issued above 4,000′ for the Siskiyous Tuesday evening for heavy snow. Anywhere from 6″-12″ is expected in the Southern and Western Siskiyous. The Cascades will see 3″-5″, with lower accumulations for the East Side. Another disturbance is going to move in behind this cold front by Wednesday, and continue to bring moisture and showers to the region through the day Thursday.
As of now, hazardous travel is a concern for Tuesday evening, and the mornings following this, but mainly in California where the heaviest snow will be falling as snow levels lower with the colder air. Stay with NewsWatch12 for updates & enjoy the last of this beautiful weather!
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