September 13, 2017 9:50 a.m.
A dry cold front will arrive Wednesday night on the Umpqua National Forest.
Dan Winings of the Forest Service says the front is expected to produce breezy to gusty winds but little to no precipitation. Dry humidity will return behind the cold front, with overnight recoveries becoming moderate to poor over the weekend. Highs Wednesday should be 75 to 80 on the forest with minimum humidity around 30% to 40%. Lows could dip to between 35 and 40 degrees.
The Umpqua National Forest released an updated set of closures on Tuesday. The Cougar Bluffs area closure has been reduced, the Fall Creek Trail is now open and the Williams Creek Campground is now open as well. Check the Umpqua National Forest Facebook page for a link to the updated closure information.
Forest visitors are encouraged to know what areas of the Forest are closed so they can find places to recreate that are outside of the closure areas.
A Level 1 “Get Ready” Evacuation Notice remains in place for the Clearwater/Toketee Village area, along with Dry Creek, Illahee, and Slide Creek.