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Valley Rain & Mountain Snow Today

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WEATHER DISCUSSION

A cold front is moving through Southern Oregon already this morning. The front is coming in earlier than originally shown by computer models. It also is not looking as impressive across Jackson County which will lead to more in the way of rain showers as opposed to consistent rain.

The front should clear the forecast area by 9 or 10 o’clock and behind it, showers will develop throughout the remainder of the day. Snow levels will start off around 5,500′ today, drop to 5,000′ into the afternoon and then drop further tonight — near 4,000.’ Accumulating snow is possible overnight on Highway 140 and is very likely near Crater Lake & Diamond Lake. Snow may even just off the roadway near Siskiyou Summit into Friday morning. This of course we will be tracking into Friday morning for your morning commute.

Showers will linger into Friday before we finally catch a break into Saturday. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy throughout much of the day but another front will move inland late Saturday. This will bring some shower activity by late evening and isolated showers will continue into Sunday under mostly cloudy skies. Sunshine is returning next week with a warmer trend toward the middle of the week. This could change though in the coming days.

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Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese