A cold front will move inland before midnight, and bring a chance for spotty showers along the Coast. Winds will pick up ahead of the front, and calm as it then passes. The rest of the region looks dry this evening, as showers will not make it East of the Coastal Range Mountains. Partly cloudy to mostly clear skies are expected overnight, so cold temperatures will again surface. Most places will not be as cold as the past two nights, however all will be below below average.
High pressure will build in for your Friday making way for partly cloudy skies along the Coast and in the Valley, and mostly sunny skies for the Basin and higher elevations. Clouds will increase from west to east Saturday, as another storm moves into the coastal waters. A warm front will be to our North and allow snow levels to rise in the afternoon, however by Saturday night a cold front will push through and bring in a cooler air mass. Rain will begin by late afternoon along the Coast, and then the Valley. Temperatures will cool Saturday evening, so precipitation will start off as rain, mix with snow, and even turn to just snow in some locations of the Rogue Valley. The heaviest precipitation will be over Northern California, so it is very possible the Siskiyou’s will see quite a bit of snow Saturday evening. The Cascades as well could see several inches overnight. Again, this is another splitting storm and as we have been stressing, they are quite difficult to forecast for! Many of the models are in disagreement on exact storm track and intensity as well so we will have to closely monitor the storm! By Sunday morning, the moisture will be must less widespread and more in the way of showers.
As of now, the second half of Sunday should be dry for the most part. But, by Monday evening a good amount of moisture will move in from our North and hang around into mid and even late week. This will be mainly one rather impressive storm, with different waves coming through. Winds will increase across the region, and heavy rain and snow are in the forecast. This storm is still about five days away, so the strength and amount of precipitation can easily change over the next several days. The point to be made is that a very strong cold front will move through mid week and snow levels will drop to the Valley floor. Stay tuned to NewsWatch12 for the latest updates regarding this storm!