Heavy Rain and Snow Expected

Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn’s Forecast Discussion:

A strong front will move through Saturday night into Sunday morning; dumping 1″ of rain in the Umpqua Basin, 1-2″ of rain in the Willamette Valley and over 2″ of rain along the coast.

Snow levels will fall to around 3,000 feet Saturday night, so heavy snow is expected in the Cascades. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until midnight Sunday; 8-16 inches of snow are expected to fall on the western slopes of the Cascades and along the passes. Winds will be out of the South at 10-20mph with stronger gust along the passes, making visibility low along the mountain roads.

As this front approaches winds will kick up again along the southern Oregon Coast; a High Wind Warning continues for Coos County with sustained winds 35-45mph with gust around 60mph. Winds will die down on the back side of the front.

A Flood Warning continues for the Coquille River at Coquille; the river is expected to peak Sunday afternoon after the heavy rain Saturday night.

Scattered showers continue Sunday into Monday with a few sunbreaks. The next strong front pushes through Tuesday morning, bringing another round of heavy rain. Showers wrap up Wednesday and, so far, Thursday and Friday look dry, but cold.

Have a Super Sunday!

Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn

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