Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
What a difference 24 hours makes! The showers and wind (and snow) are all tapering off tonight. Clouds will slowly break up some tonight with the only rain chances being some isolated showers along the northern half of the coast. Lows will also stay mild in the low 40s. Tomorrow, high pressure starts to build back in clearing out the clouds for some, reintroduces the fog for others.
A sizeable ridge of high pressure will move back over top of the Pacific Northwest over the next couple of days, bringing back the sunny skies and offshore winds for the coast and mountains. However, the valleys won’t be as fortunate. These conditions will lead to another temperature inversion (where the cold air gets trapped under the warmer air) for the Willamette Valley and Umpqua, so expect to see little sunshine and wall-to-wall fog for likely Monday and Tuesday. Highs will be cooler in the low 40s while the mountains under sunshine in the mid 40s and upper 50s at the coast!
Later in the week, the airmass should dry out enough to break up the valley fog for the afternoon, so by Thursday and Friday, morning fog should give way to mostly sunny skies and a bump in temps back into the upper 40s. Another storm is scheduled to move through next Saturday and Sunday with another round of rain and snow. We’ll lock in the timing as it gets a little closer.
Have a great Sunday night!
- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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