Rain and snow showers will develop today as moisture continues to stream into the Northwest. Winds will also stay high throughout much of Thursday, dying down tonight. Lightning has been reported in Curry County earlier this morning and along the Coos County coast as well. Isolated thunderstorms are in the forecast for the Coast today and the West Side may even hear a few rumbles as well.
A high wind warning remains in place through 4 o’clock today for the Basin. Wind gusts will be between 50-60mph. A winter weather advisory has been issued for the Cascades & Siskiyous above 5,000′ through 10 o’clock tonight. 4″-8″ of snow is likely near Crater Lake & Diamond Lake today and 2″-4″ for Highway 140. Winds will stay breezy over the higher elevations as well and blowing snow is likely. Snow levels will drop to 4,500′ during times of heavier precipitation.
Friday will bring plenty of sun and a beautiful finish to the work week. Temperatures will be very mild both Friday & Saturday. Our next storm system will move in Saturday afternoon and the Coast — this will bring clouds inland on Saturday, but the rain will hold off until Saturday night. By Sunday, rain will be falling everywhere ..moderate to heavy at times on the West Side.
Snow levels are again going to be high and not a lot of snow pack is expected with this front.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese