Rain showers are traveling north and east into our forecast area this morning, impacting all counties. Skies will stay cloudy today and rain will fall throughout periods of the day from an area of low pressure driving into Central California. A wind advisory will go into effect at 10 o’clock this morning and remain in place through Thursday at 4pm for the Shasta Valley. Gusts could reach 45mph.
Snow levels will stay high today — around 6,500′ so mainly rain is anticipated in the higher elevations. Tonight they will drop between 6,000′ & 5,500.’ Come Thursday evening, they will then be down to 5,000.’ Gradually this rain will transition to snow for Crater Lake & Diamond Lake. This cooler air aloft will also bring in some instability, bringing a chance for some rumbles of thunder today in the Basin. A better chance for a thunderstorm will be here with us tomorrow for the Coast & Basin.
Showers will continue tonight & into Thursday. The computer models have been indicating the rain showers becoming more widespread Thursday afternoon and early evening before coming to an end later Thursday. Another area of low pressure will move to our south again Friday. This storm will bring isolated showers along and west of the Cascades but scattered showers to the Basin & Siskiyou County.
Saturday will also bring another chance for spotty showers although this storm isn’t looking too impressive. Another front will move inland on Monday night/Tuesday. For now, these storms aren’t very impressive but they are better than nothing!
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese