April Showers in Full Force

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Melissa-Frey-500x500-250x250Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:

After seeing a relatively dry start to April, the rain is back as we head into the last two weeks of the month. Storms are lining up about every 24 hours through the weekend, the first of which will arrive Monday afternoon.

We’ll see scattered showers around lunch time switching over to heavier rain around dinner time. Highs will still be warm in the mid 60. After the front passes a much colder air mass will move in early Tuesday. As this colder air moves in on top of the warmer air that is already here, it’s possible that we could see isolated thunderstorms fire up early Tuesday across western Oregon. This colder air will also drop the snow level below the Cascade passes to around 3,000′. 1-3″ of snow can be expected at Willamette Pass overnight with an additional 2″ Tuesday.

We’ll see a second storm come in Tuesday night for another round of showers. High temps will drop to the mid 50s.

Heavier rain can be expected with back to back fronts Wednesday and Thursday. Highs will stay in the mid to upper 50s.

Friday and Saturday are looking slightly drier, although it’s likely we’ll see at least some scattered showers and mostly cloudy skies.

Have a great Monday! ~Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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