A weak cold front brought very light showers early this morning only picking up a few hundredths of an inch in a few spots. Dry conditions have returned and will be the story through the weekend. Due to a relatively warm morning and sunny skies today temperatures were closer to record highs than average; in fact Montague and Klamath Falls both climbed to 55 which is the new record. High pressure will re-build into the region this weekend which means west side valley freezing fog and sunshine elsewhere. Fog will be dense at times in the overnight and morning hours through the weekend but even in the valleys we’ll see sunshine return in the afternoon. Breezy conditions will exist at the coast and ridges with gusts up to 30 mph and a Hazardous Seas Warning is in effect offshore.
Clear skies mean temperatures overnight will drop quickly and this weekend’s morning lows will be the coldest we’ve seen in the last couple of weeks especially on the east side where wind chills could be as low as three below zero! Clear skies during the day mean temperatures will warm just as quickly though.
A warm front will bring a chance for isolated light showers Monday afternoon and the associated cold front will bring more widespread showers Tuesday with most activity at the coast and in northern California. We could see a few showers linger into Wednesday with another front Thursday bringing increased shower activity. While showers may be steady at times we will not see the heavy rain and snow we need. Snow levels will be seasonably high around 4,000 to 5,000 feet.
Thanks for logging on and have a great weekend!
Meteorologist Megan Parry