Early this morning reports of snow down to 1,300 feet in Eagle Point! Also reporting snow this morning was areas of Wonder, the Applegate Valley and Sam’s Valley. More snow showers on the way today for elevations above 1,500 feet through the early afternoon with gradual drying as a weak cold front moves through our area. We could see a shower or two behind this system but I’m thinking most areas will be dry by late this afternoon. Tonight we’ll see fog move back into the area as temperatures drop and this could lead to slick road conditions, many of the mountain passes still reporting spots of ice this morning.
As we head into the weekend we’ll be moving into a much more active weather pattern as several cold fronts move through the area dropping temperatures and snow levels with each passing. The next stronger cold front moves through late Saturday into Sunday with snow levels dropping to around 1,500 – 2,000 feet, then a warm front will start to approach so snow levels will climb early Monday to around 4,000 to 5,000 feet and the strongest cold front yet will move through late Monday through Tuesday which will drop snow levels down to 1,000 at times! With the front passing Saturday we’ll see 2-4 inches of accumulation on the passes and on Tuesday we could see up to an inch on the valley floor! Good news for snow enthusiasts, bad news for driving conditions so make sure you are prepared by inspecting you vehicle, carry chains or snow tires, checking road conditions before heading out and prepare an emergency travel kit. You can find out more on how to be prepared via the videos on the weather home page.
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Meteorologist Megan Parry