Scattered rain and snow showers likely for your Wednesday.
Posted: Tue Feb 13 18:59:31 PST 2018
Updated: Tue Feb 13 18:59:32 PST 2018
Posted By: Matt Hoffman
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announcer says "now, stormwatch 12 weather." "here's a live look at ashland from the oregon shakespeare festival. "here's a live look at the caveman bridge in grants pass from taprock northwest grill. "here's a live look at the oregon coast from the port of brookings harbor. look for increasing clouds tonight with a storm system brining precipitation to the area by morning. snow levels will be on the colder side starting out about 4000 feet ahead of the cold front. this front is pretty strong and can be seen pretty easily on the 850mb chart. behind and along the cold front, well see snow levels fall down to 1800 - 2200 feet. the bulk of the precipitation should occur along the cold front between 7 am and 1 pm. the result of this cold front is snow amounts totaling roughly 3-5 inches along the cascades and 1-4 inches around mt ashland. since the flow is more westerly, not expecting siskiyou summit to see that much snow with only 1 inch there. the cold front definitely loses strength and becomes less defined as it heads eastward during the day. also, since snow levels will be rather low, the low level passes could very well see some snow, but not expecting accumulations over an inch. overall quiet weather for thursday into friday with some milder temperatures as well. we are closely watching a more significant storm system that will impact us this weekend. it appears saturday with any precipitation mostly confined from the cascades and umpqua divide north and west. as the upper trough deepens into widespread showers and a significant drop in snow levels. snow levels that start around 5000- 6000 feet saturday will drop to near 2000 feet on sunday, then reach the valley floors west of the cascades sunday night into monday. it could be cold enough for snow to mix in down near sea level on monday, but drier continental air may also be arriving from the north. its still too early to tell clearing at night early next week, well be looking at digits and teens over the east side. hopefully you can enjoy some several charges after deputies say she