TONIGHT: We will see partly cloudy skies early turn mostly clear as high pressure with patchy dense fog forming after midnight with overnight lows in the mid to low 30s with light winds out of the Southeast. There is little to no chance of rain or show as the storm system has pulled away to the East. Some of the Fog could freeze and lead to slick roads before dawn
TOMORROW: We will start out mostly clear but patchy dense fog will make it hard to tell plus with overnight lows close to freezing we could see a few slick spot early. Inm the afternoon we will see mostly sunny skies as high pressure moves over the region with afternoon highs in the upper 40s to low 50s and light winds out of the West. Little to no chance of rain or showers but that only lasts through Sunday morning as the next storm system arrives in the afternoon on Sunday.
EARLY NEXT WEEK: Sunday will be another transition day back to a more active pattern. The day will start off much like Saturday morning with cool temperatures and valley fog. However, it's less likely for fog to linger through the day as another strong front approaches the area Sunday. High level clouds will begin to stream in ahead of this front and winds will also increase Sunday afternoon. Strong, gusty winds are expected in the Shasta Valley, along Coastal headlands and east of the Cascades late Sunday afternoon into Monday morning. Moderate to heavy rain is expected to start Sunday afternoon and continue into Monday morning. Snow levels will rise to around 8,000 feet with the peak of the rainfall, so we aren't expecting any major winter impacts at the current time. Snow levels will stay around 8,000 feet Monday as the front begins to lift back north. Models are showing the area located between a trough offshore and an upper ridge inland to east with a stream of southwest moisture directed at the coast next week. A moist frontal system is forecast to move around the trough and northward along the Oregon coast on Tuesday. This is expected to bring a warm front into the area on Tuesday which will allow rain to develop across the area. Snow levels are projected to be elevated, rising to around 9000 ft elevation or higher on Tuesday. Confidence is low to moderate on the exact rainfall totals due to the run to run variability in the models. Current models have trended lower on rainfall for Tuesday. Still expect a potential for moderate to locally heavy rain along the coast and inland over the coastal mountains and western Siskiyou county with mainly light to moderate rain expected elsewhere. A cold front is forecast to move into the coast and stall near the coast on Wednesday and into Thursday. This front will likely bring rain to the coast and to areas just inland, such as the coastal mountains, western Siskiyou county and portions of the Umpqua. Elsewhere expect a chance to slight chance for rain, with rainfall depending on the exact position of the front and any disturbances moving over the area ahead of this front. In general expect higher chances from the Cascades west with weaker chances east of the Cascades. Snow levels are likely to remain elevated, above 8000 feet elevation Wednesday through Thursday. Temperatures are expected to remain generally mild and above normal Tuesday through Thursday with this warmer air masses in place. Models show increased variability in the forecast weather pattern Thursday night into Friday, with the GFS indicating a potential for remnants of the front to linger near the coast while weak ridging builds into the area. The ECMWF shows a stronger ridge and a brief period of dry weather across the area Thursday night into Friday morning. By late Friday there is broad agreement that another system will track up from the southwest and into the area bringing additional wet weather.
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