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Snow Levels Down to Valley Floor

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WEATHER DISCUSSION

Rain showers will begin to move into Southern Oregon tomorrow, but this will only be at the Coast. The wet weather for inland areas will arrive late Sunday night and early Monday morning. In the Valley, Klamath Basin and mountains on Sunday, cloud cover will start off partly sunny and become mostly cloudy by late afternoon.

The new air mass moving in Monday will bring big changes to the region for next week. For one, temperatures will struggle to warm into the 20’s and 30’s by mid to late week. More importantly though, with the passing of the front Monday, rain and snow is anticipated over Southern Oregon & Northern California.

Snow levels will start off around 6,000’ Monday morning, and drop steadily through the day. Passes along I-5 will be dealing with winter weather by late afternoon, as snow levels drop to pass levels. Between 1 & 3” is possible over the passes by Monday evening. Crater Lake will see between 6-10” by the time this system is all said and done.

A high wind watch is currently in place for Eastern Klamath County & Lake County – in effect for Sunday night through Monday morning. This includes the Summer Lake area and the higher elevations of the East Side. Wind speeds could gust between 55-65mph.

Snow levels will be down to the Valley floor by Tuesday morning. At this point, most of the showers will be winding down but light and isolated activity could bring the first snowflakes of the season to the Rogue Valley.

The cold air mass will not be going anywhere quickly. Morning lows are expected to be in the single digits and below 0 in some locations of the Klamath Basin next week. Highs will have trouble warming into the mid 30’s in the Valley Thursday & Friday. Dry weather though, will follow this early week storm.

 

Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese

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