Today marks the beginning of "Meteorological Winter" and the temperatures are certainly following suit!
Today: Staying mostly dry through the day with partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures. Clouds increase out of the west ahead of the next cold front which will start dropping rain along the coast in the late afternoon. Rain and then eventually snow, moves inland through the evening. Temperatures will trend warmer by 5-10 degrees. Winds: Southeast 5-20 mph with gusts to 30 possible.
Tonight: Overnight, rain and snow moves inland with the approaching storm. Winds will pick up as the showers move inland. Snow levels start between 5,000’ and 6,000’ and will rise as warmer air moves inland after through the morning tomorrow. Temperatures will be much warmer in the morning, between 10-20 degrees inland.
Tomorrow: Tomorrow, rain and snow will be heaviest in the morning hours, but another push inland by the incoming warm front will keep lighter, but steady rain falling in the early afternoon. Snow levels continue to rise through Thursday, as the warm front moves onshore. Snow will completely transition to rain by the afternoon. Still, a trace to 3” of snow expected from the Cascades to the Klamath Basin above 4,000.’ It is recommended to carry chains or equip traction tires if traveling above that elevation starting tonight through the morning. Temperatures will, once again, be warmer in the afternoon due to the passing warm front.