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Another Dry Weekend on the Way

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METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:

We’ve had five weekends in 2013, all but one has been dry and we’ll add yet another dry one this weekend.

The weekdays however, are a bit soggy. The first raindrops of February fell early Tuesday. We picked up .06″ between 7 and 8 a.m. The front is quickly moving east, but we’ll see scattered showers off and on through this afternoon, changing to a couple of inches of snow above 3,500 feet.

Most of Wednesday is looking dry for the valley. We could see just a few isolated showers, but the best chances will be along the Coast, Cascades and northern Willamette Valley. The next storm moves in late Wednesday night and will bring in rain through Thursday morning, changing to showers in the afternoon.

Temperatures will drop behind this storm and the freezing level will drop to about 2,000 feet Thursday morning and 1,500 feet by Thursday night. The higher foothills of the Cascades and Coast Range will likely see snow showers through the afternoon.

Another ridge of high pressure moves in for the weekend. We’ll see dry, mostly sunny weather Friday through Monday. At least some fog will form in the valley and will also be on the cool side. Highs will stay in the  mid 40s with lows in the low 30s.

Have a great rest of your Tuesday!
-Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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