Isolated thunderstorms have been popping up this afternoon and will continue into this evening ending shortly after sunset. The threat for thunderstorms will be more widespread Friday though coverage will be isolated. Thunderstorms may produce heavy rain, gusty winds and small hail. Overnight into Friday morning snow levels will be between 3,500 and 4,000 feet and those traveling over the higher Cascade passes should be prepared for wintry travel through Friday morning. Snow levels will climb to 5,000 feet by Friday afternoon as showers taper off. We’ll see a break in showers overnight Friday into Saturday with showers returning Saturday afternoon at the coast and Saturday evening inland.
Shower activity on Saturday will be isolated with morning sunshine and increasing clouds through the day. Isolated showers will persist into Sunday with a ridge returning next week bringing warmer and drier conditions back to the area.
Even with the rain we’ve been seeing the latest US Drought Monitor shows that our drought conditions have worsened. The ‘Severe’ Drought has spread to the coast while ‘Extreme’ Drought has climbed into Siskiyou and south Lake counties. For more on the drought conditions click HERE.
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Meteorologist Megan Parry