Yesterday’s cold front has moved off to our north and east at this point, bringing stronger thunderstorms to parts of the Intermountain West. Skies have cleared quickly and this has allowed morning temperatures to drop near freezing on the East Side. A warmer day is anticipated than yesterday, and clearer as well.
The cooler temperatures have also aided in the fire danger lowering from extreme to high. The new restrictions are in place beginning today for Jackson and Josephine Counties.
The sunshine continues into Thursday before our first rain event of the fall season moves inland. This system will drop temperatures well below normal, including snow levels, and bring moderate to heavy rain to the region. Even snow may fall at Crater Lake and Mount Shasta this weekend. Expect gusty winds along the Coast, along ridges, in the Shasta Valley and on the East Side. This system will move through Friday and Saturday, before a second front follows on Sunday – the official start to autumn.
Sunday’s disturbance won’t be moving in until the afternoon and will also bring moderate to heavy rainfall and stronger winds to the region once again. Even Tuesday, a third front will sweep in from the Northwest. We are now officially transitioning into a fall-like weather pattern.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese