A cold front will move through the region Sunday into Monday morning. South winds ahead of the front could be gusty, with wind gusts up to 60 mph possible in the Shasta valley and at coastal headlands, and wind gusts up to 30 mph in the southern Rogue valley.
Gusty winds are also possible east of the Cascades with wind gusts up to 45 mph. Overall, these winds will produce minor to moderate impacts to drivers of high profile vehicles. Loose debris and unsecure objects may also be blown around in the Shasta Valley when strong winds move through.
A very unseasonably cold air mass moves in on the tail end of the front, with snow levels dropping to around 1300 ft before precipitation ends. With higher sun angles and longer days as we head into the second half of March, road surface temperatures are warm to very warm, and any lower elevation snow should produce minimal travel impacts to the Monday morningcommute in the valleys.
The Mount Shasta area and higher passes are expected to see some impacts as snow accumulations will be higher over those locations.