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Back To Winter For President’s Day

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Justin’s Friday Night Forecast Discussion: 

A great sunny day for most of Western Oregon today except the stubborn fog stuck in the Eugene/Springfield area kept folks there in the mid 40s all day. The weekend weather pattern returns to a more familiar one: Storm systems moving down from the Gulf of Alaska, bringing colder air, scattered showers, and snow at the Passes and above. Saturday’s cold front is weak at best so expect a few light showers wrapping up again by Sunday but there’s more rain in the forecast starting next week. Temperatures with the colder Alaskan air will fall back into the mid to low 40s.

Sunday and Monday should stay fairly dry and cloudy with cool highs in the upper 40s. Tuesday through Thursday a bigger low spills south across the Northwest and while the bulk of the rain will stay offshore, we’ll still see scattered showers and sun breaks for a few days. With the cold air moving in as well, snow lines will fall into the foothills although there won’t be more than a dusting. Passes and ski resorts will pick up a couple of inches of fresh powder.

Our quick time travel to spring will crash back to winter for most of next week as highs will stay in the mid 40s and on and off showers will be the story.

Have a great weekend!

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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