Now that rain on snow has caused the Mt. Shasta Ski Park to close Sunday and roads in the area look like rivers, forecasters say the Mt. Shasta area weather is about to turn again.
A cold front is expected to move in and drop snow levels to 3,000 feet beginning Monday morning. The National Weather Service foresees “a very rich moisture plume” that “will produce heavy snow over the mountains of southwest Oregon and northern California Monday into Tuesday.
An NWS Winter Storm Watch in effect from Monday morning through Tuesday morning is calling for 6 to 10 inches of snow above 3,000 feet with 1 to 3 feet of snow possible above 5,000 feet.
A Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday night and forecasts show more rain Tuesday night, then rain and snow Wednesday.
The Ski Park, according to its website (www.skipark.com), plans to reopen Monday at 8 a.m. and is forecasting “epic” days on the slopes after the upcoming snow storm.