A warm front followed by a cold front this weekend is expected to bring mountain snow and wind to the region

We’ll see a front bring snow to the high Cascades beginning Saturday with snow levels around 4500 feet. The heaviest snow will occur Saturday night. Siskiyou Summit may see a dusting of snow through this period, but chances are that rain will be the dominant precipitation type. Overall, we’re not expecting significant impacts unless you’re traveling over the Cascades Saturday night.

Windy East of Cascades


A front will move through southern Oregon and northern California this weekend. This will bring gusty winds from the west on Saturday evening and through Sunday morning. These winds could make travel difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Additionally, loose objects may be blown away. Make sure you tie them down or bring them inside.

After the storm exits the region Sunday night, warmer and sunny weather is expected to return.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SATURDAY TO 10 AM
PST SUNDAY ABOVE 4500 FEET…

* WHAT…Snow expected above 4500 feet. Total snow accumulations
of 6 to 10 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph over exposed
terrain, especially after 10 pm Saturday.

* WHERE…The high central Cascades above 4500 feet. Locations
include Diamond Lake, Crater Lake and highways 230, 62 and 138.

* WHEN…From 1 PM Saturday to 10 AM PST Sunday.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…There is a good chance snow fall rates will
be an inch per hour between 10 pm Saturday and 4 am Sunday.

* View the hazard area in detail at
https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

* Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.

* Carry tire chains and be prepared for snow covered roads and
limited visibilities.

* See https://www.tripcheck.com for latest road conditions.

* A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause travel difficulties.

*Weather graphics provided by NWS Medford