A high pressure ridge is still in place across the region. This is leading to the clear skies and cool start to the day in the Klamath Basin and across Northern California. Warmer temperatures are in the forecast for Thursday though, afternoon highs will be a full 5-10 degrees warmer than Wednesday.
By tomorrow, you can say good-bye to summer because the first of several disturbances will be arriving on our doorstep. The storm door is essentially opening tomorrow — and staying open through the extended! Tomorrow’s cold front will first bring rain to the Coastline Friday morning and then drive inland through the afternoon and evening hours. This system will bring moderate to heavy rainfall to the region, small hail, isolated thunderstorms and strong winds to the Coast, ridges, Klamath Basin and Shasta Valley.
By Saturday, the impacts of the cold air mass behind the cold front will begin to settle into place. This will mean dropping snow levels — to about 6,500′ to 7,000.’ That means we may see snow falling at Crater Lake and Mt. Shasta. We catch a little bit of a break late Saturday into early Sunday before a second front swings in from the North and West bringing more rainfall. A third system will follow into Monday/Tuesday. Through all of theses disturbances, temperatures will remain well below normal. We officially are transitioning into fall, and by the way, the autumnal equinox is this Sunday!
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese