Rain Returns Late Saturday

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The quite weather from today is short-lived as a cold front will bring rain and wind to the coast late Saturday afternoon with rain pushing inland overnight Saturday. Rain will be heavy at times Saturday night into Sunday night and could lead to localized street and stream flooding. Winds will also be on the increase Saturday into Sunday and may reach advisory criteria level near Cape Blanco with possible gusts up to 60mph in the headlands there. Winds will also be gusty along and east of the Cascades as well as in the Shasta Valley. Rain will be heaviest at the coast and Curry and northwest Siskiyou county could see 3 to 4 inches of rain, 2 to 3 inches for Josephine county and up to 2 inches elsewhere on west side valleys. East of the Cascades rain totals could reach up to .75 inches.

This system will be tapping into sub-tropical moisture which means high snow levels near 7,000 feet Saturday climbing to 9,000 feet by Sunday. Snow levels will drop Monday behind the front bringing our best chance for mountain snow, but by then precipitation will be light and more isolated. Showers will continue taper off through the day Monday with drier conditions returning Monday night into the remainder of the work week.

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Meteorologist Megan Parry