Rain, snow this weekend? Here's what weather to expect in the Mt. Shasta area
After days of comfortable temperatures and some broken records, weather forecasters are calling for cold weather, rain, and snow at higher elevations beginning today and through the weekend.
Mt. Shasta got a dusting of snow on her slopes overnight Thursday.
Overall, Friday's temperatures will trend lower than Thursday by 15 to 25 degrees, the National Weather Service in Medford, Ore. reported.
The NWS predicts "widespread beneficial rainfall and mountain snow," with snow levels down to 4,000 feet today, lowering farther overnight Friday into Saturday, down to 3,000 feet.
"The Cascade passes will likely see the most snowfall, but some wintry impacts are possible along I-5 at Siskiyou Summit and potentially Black Butte Summit," the NWS reported.
A break in the weather is expected next week, but another front is predicted to move through late Saturday with another round of precipitation, the NWS said.
The cold weather is a stark change from the mild temperatures Siskiyou County experienced during the first week of the month. On Nov. 4, warm temperatures in Montague tied the record of 74 degrees for that date, set in 2009. On Nov. 1, the temperature of 78 degrees in the City of Mt. Shasta beat the previous record of 75 degrees, previously set in 1949, the NWS reported.
Skye Kinkade is the editor of the Mt. Shasta Area Newspapers and the Siskiyou Daily News. She is a fourth generation Siskiyou County resident and has lived in Mount Shasta and Weed her entire life.