We’re at the tail end of the second round of storms with areas still seeing heavy rain, snow and strong winds this morning turning to lighter and not as persistent rain this afternoon. Strongest winds will be further east today in Modoc, Lake and Klamath county where a high wind watch and wind advisory are in effect until this afternoon.
Record rainfall was reported in three cities yesterday, Medford, Roseburg and Mt. Shasta; in fact most areas inland, like Josephine, Jackson and Siskiyou county, got must more rain than areas at the coast! We continue to have flood watches in effect at the coast and a flood advisory in effect for Siskiyou county. The potential for flooding is not over yet, we’ll continue to see rain today though not as heavy, and then the third round of storms moves this weekend. These storms are the last of the parent low off shore and looks to pack the biggest punch so far with heavy rain and strong winds. This will be moving in Saturday afternoon and lingering through Sunday morning bringing snow to the higher elevations and strong winds across the area. We’ll see the rain and wind die out Sunday evening and have chance for scattered shower late Sunday into Monday before the next system moves through bringing rain and wind back to the forecast. This storm system next week will not be quite as strong as what we saw this week or will see this weekend, but with all the rain we’ve seen, flooding will still be likely.
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Meteorologist Megan Parry