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A major change in the weather is on the way as the jet stream is expected to make a significant shift soon that will open the door to storms for the Pacific Northwest and our local region. Much colder and wetter weather can be expected next week. 

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Sunday Night Into Monday: First, a weather disturbance is expected to move into our area Sunday night into Monday. Snow levels are expected to be around 2500 to 3500 feet during this period, so expect light rain at the coast and across western valleys with light snow or a rain/snow mix for areas in the mountains, and from the Cascades east.

The best chance for accumulating snowfall will be in the Southern Oregon Cascades north of Highway 140 where 2 to 6 inches total snowfall is expected Monday through Monday night (in the higher mountains).

Significant Storm possible Tuesday: Forecast data is showing the potential of a strong and rapidly developing low pressure system to move south toward our area Tuesday into Wednesday. However, forecast models do not agree on the placement of the low pressure system at the present time, so the NWS recommends watching the forecast closely for changes.

Snow for Klamath Falls? Right now the NWS Medford is forecasting roughly 2-3 inches of snow for Klamath Falls from the storm system on Tuesday into Wednesday. Because there is so much uncertainty of the storm track this forecast could be revised.

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Above: Current snowfall forecast from the storm expected Tuesday into Wednesday. This will likely change and is just a preliminary estimate that is based on current data.

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