Weather Outlook: Rain, Wind, and Cooler Weather Starting Saturday Night

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A cold front is currently headed our way and should begin to arrive Saturday night. This storm has some wind with it and is forecast to produce some moderate rain at the coast and a good soaking rain over the Klondike Fire.

We should have wind and rain in our local area late Saturday night into Sunday. Highest winds for us should be in our area Sunday morning through Sunday afternoon.

Crater Lake might see 2-3 inches of snow from this storm. Right now it’s possible we may be looking at some high wind advisories for Sunday in our area.

From the National Weather Service in Medford:

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The weather is about to take a turn toward more unsettled pattern with moderate rainfall at the coast and the Umpqua Basin; windy conditions across the valleys east of the Cascades; and even some light snow in the higher elevations of the Cascades. A cold front will be moving through bringing moderate rainfall, mainly to the coast and coastal range beginning Saturday evening. This rain will be beneficial to any lingering fires in the area, but could cause some minor ponding and hydroplaning for those traveling by car. If you begin to hydroplane, ease off on the gas. A few of the West Side Valleys could also see some good rainfall.

This system will also provide windy conditions as well. The first area to see the breezy winds will be at the coast on Saturday evening with the arrival of the front. Gusty winds will also be possible in the Shasta Valley, but the strongest winds will be located east of the Cascades on Sunday.

Lastly, the rain will turn to showers after the front moves through, and a few light snow showers will be possible on the higher peaks of the Cascades, like at Crater Lake. Check Oregon road conditions at https://www.tripcheck.com/ and California Road Conditions at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

 

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