Rain Returns On Monday

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Today was an absolutely gorgeous day! After the passage of the cold front last night rain and snow cleared out of the area. Clouds stuck around during the morning hours but as the day progressed, the sun showed itself. Even though the precipitation has stopped there is still a FLOOD WATCH in effect for the Coquille River at Coquille until Tuesday morning. The water levels here will recede over the course of the next few hours. However, more rain is on the way through next week so water levels are expected to rise again. A WIND ADVISORY has also been issued for eastern Klamath County and most of Lake County until Tuesday Morning. Winds are expected to pick up starting Sunday night and last through Tuesday.

The upper level jet stream is in a zonal flow pattern. This means that the upper level winds are moving in a west to east pattern. Upper level winds are what steer the storms we get, and in zonal flow, storms tend to move faster. Because of this, we will see our next low pressure storm move in on Monday. It will clear out that night. Right after it, on Tuesday, another storm will work its way in. The second storm will bring a stronger cold front into the area that will drop our snow levels down to the 2,500′ to 3,000′ range. A lot of moisture will accompany this system so expect rain along the coast, Northern California and in the valleys. Snow will fall in the Basin, Siskiyous and the Cascades.

Next weekend will bring a building high pressure ridge. This will give us a better chance for sunny skies and mild temperatures.