Several systems will be moving through our area over the weekend and through next week which will be bringing wet and windy weather that will persist through next week. Today the low pressure system effecting our area is moving north through California, so northern California will be the first location to get the heavy rain and strong winds. This afternoon and evening is when southern Oregon will start to get the rain, which may be heavy at times. The strongest winds will be this afternoon and even more so tomorrow, especially on the coast, the ridges and east of the Cascades. A Wind Advisory is in effect for Siskiyou county tomorrow and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Siskiyou county for elevations above 5500′ until 10 AM Saturday.
A stronger cold front moves through the area next week which will be bringing even stronger winds and rain to the area. Flooding of rivers, creeks and streams is a possibility by next week and the mountain passes will likely be impacted. A link to road conditions by ODOT is under weather links. Check road conditions before heading out, carry chains, and be prepared for hazardous road conditions during holiday travel through the weekend and next week.
To find out more about how to prepare for winter weather travel and storm conditions, tune in to Newswatch 12 at 6:30 for a half hour long winter weather special! We’ll be discussing everything from road travel to pet safety!