Our first significant rain event is making its way inland this morning. Cloud cover is already increasing at the Coast and quickly moving east. Showers will begin shortly and become more widespread from west to east through the course of the day. Inland areas can expect rain showers this afternoon, and moderate to heavy rain into the overnight hours. Isolated thunderstorms will become a threat as well this evening once the cold air in the higher levels of the atmosphere moves in above us.
Ahead and during the passing of this system, winds will gust to 35mph along the Coastline, ridges, Klamath Basin and Shasta Valleys. The higher terrain on the East Side though, will gust to 40-50mph. The Basin is not expected to see rainfall today until later Friday evening, early Saturday morning. Because of the dry and breezy conditions, there are fire weather concerns and the National Weather Service has placed a Red Flag Warning over the Klamath Basin, Eastern Siskiyou County and Modoc County from noon through 8pm Friday.
The rain will become more showery into Saturday, but continue into the early evening hours before tapering off. We’ll catch a brief break Saturday evening into Sunday morning before a second front moves inland Sunday afternoon. This will yet again bring wet weather to the region. A third system will follow Tuesday & Wednesday. Through this time period, temperatures are going to remain well below normal.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese