Klamath Alerts Special Weather Outlook: A major storm system is expected to impact the local region beginning Saturday night. The main impacts locally will be strong winds and heavy rain. Klamath Falls is expected to see 1 to 1.5 inches of additional rain. If you are traveling to the coast, dangerous surf conditions are forecast. Areas of Northern California are subject to the risk of excessive rainfall. See the graphics below for more information. For more weather information and storm coverage consider becoming a subscriber to our breaking news app.
Following a weak system on Saturday, a strong storm will impact the area Saturday Night through Sunday. Strong winds and heavy rainfall are the primary concerns as the front passes, with conditions expected to be slightly stronger and longer in duration than the Thursday event. After the front passes, showers will continue through early next week as moist onshore flow persists.
Snow levels are expected to remain high through Sunday, but will lower on Monday, with snow accumulations possible on the high mountain passes and higher terrain early next week. Meanwhile, a significant wave event is expected along the coast, with very large seas and breaking waves expected Sunday night through Tuesday morning. See the images below for expected peak winds gusts and rainfall amounts for the Sunday event.
Heavy rain is expected from the coast to the Cascades tonight through Sunday. Snow levels will remain very high. Flash Flooding is possible on recent burn scars in Western Siskiyou County during heavy rain.
Gusty winds are expected across most of the region Saturday Night and Sunday. Strongest winds are expected at the coast, in the mountains, Shasta Valley and Summer Lake area.
Heavy rain, combined with strong winds and leaves still on trees, may lead to increased tree damage and risk to power lines. No mainstem river flooding is expected but increased runoff will lead to river rises. Also overflowing small creeks are possible.
Ponding of water on roadways during heavy rain will cause travel difficulties. Also flooding is possible in areas of blocked storm drains.
Light to moderate rain and snow Monday with ongoing light rain and snow Tuesday and Wednesday. Light to moderate snow over passes across the Southern Oregon Cascades and the Warner Mountains on Monday.