A very potent storm system will be pushing into the Northwest today. Precipitation will begin falling in the form of showers across the region and will turn to more consistent rain from west to east, falling moderate to heavy at times.
Snow levels will be rising to 6,000′ due to the southerly wind which will keep snow confined to Crater Lake and Diamond Lake on Friday. A winter weather advisory for these two locations is in effect for today and up to a foot of snow is expected into Saturday morning. A wind advisory has also been issued for parts of the Klamath Basin as well as the Shasta Valley. Winds will pick up throughout the morning, gusting to 55mph later today.
Quick rises in rivers and streams at the Coast are likely from this storm. Rain will turn to showers by Saturday morning though; this storm is a quick mover. By Sunday, isolated showers will keep developing but most areas will be dry under mostly cloudy skies. Several more storms will move inland next week.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese