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Wintry Travel and Frost this Weekend

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WEATHER DISCUSSION

A cold front will bring rain and wind to the region tonight with showers easing up after the cold front passes overnight. Showers will persist into Friday, mainly at the coast and Cascades as an upper level low digs south into our area. Siskiyou county will only see isolated early morning showers with clouds decreasing through the day and likely partly cloudy by the afternoon. The Klamath Basin and west side valleys also will see only a chance for isolated showers Friday with scattered showers through the day for the Cascades. Snow levels Friday will be close to 5,000 feet but will drop to 4,500 feet by Saturday morning.

With lower snow levels and showers light to heavy snow expected above 4,500 feet a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the Cascades and Siskiyous  above 4,500 feet from Friday night to Saturday morning. Expect wintry travel over Highway 62 near Crater Lake, highways 230 and 138 with the heaviest snow falling near Crater Lake and Diamond Lake. With such warm temperatures recently the snow will melt and create slushy conditions at first Friday night and thus slick roads with low visibility at times. Check the tripcheck website before heading out during this time, you can do that on the ‘Weather Homepage’ under ‘Weather Links.’

Showers will taper off by Saturday afternoon and clouds will clear and the threat for FROST will return Sunday morning for west side valleys. At this time temperatures look like they will be close to what we saw Wednesday morning, so if you saw FROST then, be prepared for it again. Then we heat things up into next week!

Thanks for logging on and have a great evening!

Meteorologist Megan Parry

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