Rain has been consistently falling across the area overnight. This is following a warm front that moved through the area late Monday. The rain will become more showers through much of Tuesday before our next front moves in from the West later tonight.
Around 11 o’clock tonight another round of rain will begin across the region. Snow levels will gradually drop into the morning to about 5,000′ so a few inches of snow are not out of the picture into Wednesday morning above this.
The timing and intensity of all of the fronts this week have fluctuated among the models the past few days. It does appear another storm system will move through the area Thursday into Friday continuing to bring wet weather to Southern Oregon/Northern California. In fact, the bulk of this system has been shown moving over Siskiyou County. By Thursday evening, snow levels will be down to 4,000′ & this will allow for some accumulating snow in the high terrain through the end of the week. For now, between 6 & 10″ of snow may fall above 6,000′ with a few inches below this. The timing of this event is something that still needs to be determined.
It is still uncertain at this time what type of weather will follow into the weekend, but for now a good amount of clouds will still be hanging around the area. A colder air mass is going to move in behind Thursday’s storm and this will drop snow levels to the lowest we’ve seen in a while. However, it does look to be mainly dry at this point. The higher elevations will really feel the impacts of the cooler air moving in.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese