Rain low, snow high in coming days

Winter isn't over yet.

Forecasters are predicting rain and showers in Southern Oregon through Thursday, (see correction note below) and snow in the mountains.

Rain could start in the Rogue Valley later today and continue through Wednesday and into Thursday. Friday could be dry, but rain was expected to return in time for the weekend. Snow was expected in the Cascades and Siskiyous, but Mount Ashland's share is likely to be no more than a few inches through Thursday.

Snow levels will move back and forth between 4,000 feet and 5,000 feet through Wednesday, forecasters said. That could mean snow on Interstate 5 at Siskiyou Summi (4,300 feet).

Northern Oregon is likely to get the brunt of the severe weather through Wednesday. National Weather Service forecasters issued a winter weather advisory for southern Washington and the north and central Cascades for as much as 10 to 18 inches of new snow over the next two days.

— Bill Kettler

Correction: The original version of this story made reference to rain when forecasters don't expect much precipitation. This version has been corrected.

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