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A Slight “Lion” Feel To March

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:  

Showers are back in the forecast for tonight as some of the outer bands from the monster storm in California is slowly working northward. One in particular will become stationary and get hung up across Central Western Oregon providing a trigger point for showers to fire on and off tonight and for most of Saturday. Lows tonight will be mild overall, in the mid to low 40s. Umpqua Basin and most of the coast should be rain free for the rest of the night.

Saturday is looking wetter as the boundary keeps some showers in the forecast, mainly for Corvallis down to Eugene/Springfield with highs in the low 50s. Meanwhile, further south and the coast will see more isolated showers for Saturday with some occasional sun breaks thrown in as well. Highs will be a bit warmer in the mid to upper 50s. The mountain passes see a rain/slushy snow mix as snow lines will hover around 5000 feet, light accumulating snow (2-5″) at the ski resorts.

Sunday into Monday, a big storm heads west and slams into the Northwest, placing a rather rainy end to what has been a soggy February after a very dry start to the winter. In fact, the jet stream flattens out and we are looking at a series of storms blasting into the Northwest about every other day through the next 6 days.

Have a great weekend!

- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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