Skiers, don your rain gear: Precipitation, but not of the white variety, is in the forecast for Mount Ashland through most of the weekend.

Skiers, don your rain gear: Precipitation, but not of the white variety, is in the forecast for Mount Ashland through most of the weekend.

The National Weather Service in Medford is forecasting highs of 41 today, 43 Saturday and 41 Sunday at the ski area, which opened for the season on Thursday.

Today is expected to be mostly cloudy, then rain is forecast to come in tonight.

The chance of showers is 50 percent during the day Saturday and 80 percent Saturday night and Sunday, with the possibility of rain and snow mixed at some points. The snow level is expected to hover between 7,200 and 7,400 feet.

Details are at http://www.mtashland.com/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=14.

— Staff reports