A cold front will be moving through the area today bringing rain, wind, and snow to the region which we’ve seen all of already this morning. The strongest winds will be at the coast, mountains and east of the Cascades with the heaviest rain staying at the coast. Snow will be the story through the morning with snow levels climbing quickly switching the snow over to rain for all but the highest elevations by late morning. Rain will be with us through the night and a few showers persist tomorrow.
ODOT reports so far this morning:
Spots of ice: Siskiyou Summit, Klamath Falls and Crater Lake
Packed Snow: Chiloquin, Lake of the Woods, Diamond Lake Summit
Fog: Sexton Summit, Klamath Falls
Strong Winds: US 101
Besides the snow and rain, winds will be the other factor that may impact your travels. US 101 has already seen strong wind reports so high profile vehicles are being advised to drive carefully. Winds will be strongest at the coast, mountains and east of the Cascades with breezy conditions at the lower elevations. Also seeing fog at some of the higher elevations such as the Sexton Summit and in Klamath Falls. Be safe as you’re driving today and if you’re headed to the high country be sure to check road conditions and carry chains and a winter preparedness kit in your vehicle.
Meteorologist Megan Parry