Some much needed showers will move in this week with increasing chances for showers by week’s end. The first round of rain will arrive Monday afternoon at the coast spreading inland through the later afternoon and evening. Snow levels will remain high, around 7,000 feet so this will mainly be a rain event, but snow levels will be dropping by week’s end down to 3,000 to 2,000 feet late Thursday into Friday. Each day will bring a chance for showers to the region, but the timing and location of the heaviest precipitation could change if the systems bringing them move faster of slower by week’s end.
All of these after several record breaking warm days in southern Oregon and northern California and today was no different! Mt Shasta and Klamath Falls each broke record highs and Medford and Grants Pass were just one degree shy of a record high! This all due to the high pressure ridge and less fog hindering heating, but that is the dominant weather pattern this winter and will likely return after this more active storm week.
Thanks for logging on and have a great evening!
Meteorologist Megan Parry