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Justin’s Wednesday Night Forecast Discussion: 

Finally! I was able to see the moon tonight as clouds were breaking up behind the front that finally broke the stretch of dry weather and stubborn valley fog. Most locales should hold above freezing tonight although there could still be some icy spots, mainly out to the rural areas that fall briefly below freezing. Mid 30s for just most everyone else.

For the rest of the week and weekend, we’re back to a more typical pattern: Occasional showers and sun breaks with highs should return to near normal in the mid to upper 40s. Saturday is looking the wettest of the next couple of days but even then it’ll be showers with occasional breaks and some fresh powder across the Cascades. The next ridge of high pressure will settle just offshore for early next week so it appears that we might go back to a drier pattern to wrap up the month. Whether we’ll see a repeat of the inversion reforming (and the valley being crushed under the fog) remains to be seen. Considering so far we’ve seen less than an inch of rain, it’s looking kind of hard to catch up to our normal amount of 6.87 inches!  I’m betting no because the ridge is forecast to stay offshore which would just bring in some northerly winds and sunnier afternoons.

Have a great Thursday!

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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