Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
The storm that brought the rain, mountain snow and chilly air is now moving east. Replacing it is high pressure that will give most of us a break from the rain for about 48 hours. Thursday will stay partly sunny in the valley. A few isolated showers are possible across the Coast Range and Cascades. Highs will be slightly warmer than Wednesday, in the low to mid 60s for the valley.
Friday will start out chilly! Lows will likely fall to the low 40s in the valley, mid 40s for the coast and upper 20s for the Cascades and central Oregon. Aside from morning fog, the rest of the day will be dry and partly sunny, but the next storm will begin to show up Friday night.
A large area of low pressure will bring in several waves of rain over the weekend. We’ll see the first showers from a warm front late Friday afternoon and evening. Those showers will continue Saturday as well. Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s to kick off the weekend.
By Sunday, we’ll see the strongest part of this storm. A cold front that will bring in heavy rain, strong winds, and cooler temps. This will likely be the biggest rain maker of the season and year to date.
Still a day and a half to prepare for that next round of rain & wind!
Have a great day!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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