Dreary weather will linger this week, but things should warm up a bit by the weekend, the National Weather Service said.

Dreary weather will linger this week, but things should warm up a bit by the weekend, the National Weather Service said.

A cold front moving over Southern Oregon and Northern California this week will hold daily high temperatures 10 to 15 degrees below normal, a special weather statement issued today said. Snow levels will drop to 4,000 or 5,000 feet with a few inches of snow accumulation through the week on the ridges and mountains.

The cool, unsettled weather will continue through Thursday.

A break from the unseasonably chilly weather is expected by the end of the week and into the weekend when high pressure will build over the Pacific Northwest, the weather service reported. Temperatures will rebound back to near normal, into the 70s, though clouds and some chance of showers will remain through Saturday.

Another front, which could bring cooler and wetter weather again, is expected Sunday and into Memorial Day. However, that round shouldn't be as chilly as current conditions, the forecast said.

— Anita Burke