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A Few Showers for Presidents’ Weekend

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METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:

What a Valentine’s Day! Highs in the upper 50s and low 60s with clear blue skies…hard to beat in February in western Oregon.

We’re going to wrap up the week with pretty much a repeat of Thursday. The fog is a bit thicker today, and will hang on a bit longer, but should still break by the afternoon. As of 10:30 a.m. the fog was filling most of the valley, but is breaking up hour by hour.

Saturday will look quite a bit different as a cold front is on the way. It’s on the weak side, but could bring in a hundredth or two or three in light showers.  (It’s normal for us to see about .20″ of rain per day this time of year) and will be the front edge to a colder air mass that will stick with us into next week.

Sunday and Monday are both looking dry as we’re in between storms, but still mostly cloudy and cool. Temperatures will stay in the the upper 40s and low 50s, with lows down into the mid 30s.

The next storm moves in Tuesday. This one is looking stronger and colder that the past several we’ve seen. We’ll likely see showers Tuesday through Wednesday. At the same time, the snow level will fall to at least 1,500 feet by Wednesday, morning, bringing snow to higher foothills and ski resorts.

Have a great Friday and enjoy the dry weather while it lasts,
-Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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