Our recent warmer weather will come to an abrupt end as a strong cold front brings a light snow storm and much colder air to the region by Sunday.
On Saturday, a cold front will gradually move onshore with rain and higher mountain snow developing in the afternoon. Snow levels will lower from 6000-7000 feet Saturday afternoon down to 4000 to 5000 feet Saturday evening across areas from the Cascades west. We’ll see snow start to accumulate over the high Cascades during the evening hours.
The cold front will push through the area by early Sunday morning. Snow levels will fall down to the valley floor along and behind the front and mainly light snow will fall in showers. Scattered light showers are expected during the day Sunday and the snow will be more hit and miss. Another disturbance will bring numerous showers by Sunday evening with snow levels around 500 to 1000 feet. This will result in light lower valley snow accumulations, moderate snow accumulations on lower passes, and moderate snow in western valleys, above 1500 feet elevation.
Lingering light showers are expected Sunday night into Monday. Cold temperatures will follow early next week. Black ice will become a concern for some lower valley locations that do see some snow melt on roads, especially on Monday.
Klamath Falls is currently projected to receive less than an inch of snow from the storm. However, conditions will be favorable for black ice in some areas.