Warmer Before Winter Weather Returns

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A warm front today will bring light to moderate rain to the coast through the day and light rain inland. Snow levels will start off around 5,500′ this morning climbing to 7,000′ this afternoon which means this is mainly a rain event with only snow falling at the highest elevations, potentially up to two inches of new snow at Crater Lake today. Winds will increase today as well and we could see gusts up to 25 mph at the coast and 30 in the mountains, so although temperatures will be on the warmer side we will see some wind chill factors at the higher elevations and east side. The front will be moving south to north so late this afternoon showers will diminish in northern California and we won’t dry out in southern Oregon until tonight.

A weak high pressure will build in tomorrow which means areas of fog could develop overnight, and since it is a weak front we could be stuck with a few more high clouds in some areas tomorrow. For areas that see abundant sunshine in the Rogue Valley we could warm into the low-70s, I’m thinking Happy Camp will definitely reach into the 70s and northern California and the east side have the best chance to see abundant sunshine tomorrow.

A cold front will bring rain late Saturday into very early Sunday to our region and knocking temperatures back to at or below normal in the afternoons, reminding us winter isn’t over just yet! Most of the precipitation with this system will be falling in the overnight hours leaving most of Sunday dry and with some sunshine. Monday will be dry and sunny again before a stronger cold front brings heavier precipitation Tuesday.

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Meteorologist Megan Parry