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Snow Expected over the Passes Tonight

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WEATHER DISCUSSION

Clouds will increase from north to south today over the region. A cold air mass is about to move in this evening, bringing valley rain and mountain snow through Saturday morning, although snow showers will be ongoing through Saturday in the Cascades.

Friday will start off mostly clear over most locations, with more clouds present in the Valley and along the Coast. By midday clouds will roll in but mostly cloudy conditions with widespread rain & snow will not begin until tonight, mainly around midnight. Widespread showers are anticipated for areas west of the Cascades at this time, and snow will begin falling through the night.

By Saturday morning, snow levels will be down to 3,000.’ Accumulating snow is expected above 3,500′ which means many of the passes will certainly have wet roads, with snow cover over the higher passes. If you plan to travel late Friday night or early Saturday, be prepared for slick roads and breezy conditions.

The National Weather Service has placed Eastern Klamath, Lake and Modoc Counties under a wind advisory for early Friday morning (1am) through Saturday afternoon (expiring at 1pm). Wind gusts could reach 40-55 mph here.

Rain showers will be spotty in the lower elevations on Saturday, with the best chance being in the Valley and along the Coast. By the second half of the weekend, a drier air mass moves in and quiet weather will settle in for a short period of time. By Tuesday, another potent rain maker will move in.

Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese

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