Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
Another night of sub-freezing temperatures is underway. In fact, we only reached 32 degrees for about an hour this afternoon in Eugene/Springfield and will likely do the same for Wednesday. Lows tomorrow morning will be a bit less severe, in the mid teens with partly sunny skies by the afternoon and highs struggling again to reach freezing.
By Thursday, a storm brings a much warmer air (with plenty of moisture) for rain showers going into the weekend. However, the cold air that is stuck in the valley won’t move out quickly, so there’s a good chance we could see some periods of freezing rain inland before it changes over to all rain by late Thursday evening and plain old rain showers Friday. It’s too early to call for accumulations or duration but it’s looking very likely that the snow and ice will stay icy through most of Thursday.
By the weekend, its back to a more seasonal forecast, highs in the 40s and low 50s and showers on and off. We’ll dive into the freezing rain potential over the next couple of days. Otherwise, be safe on the roads!
Have a great Wednesday!
- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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