Big Cooldown Coming

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:  

More records falling today! Eugene tied our record of 88 set back in 1947, new records for today for North Bend, Salem, Portland, and plenty through Southerm Oregon. Changes are coming quickly starting tomorrow as a storm will jolt us back into reality of springtime with showers back for the weekend. Overnight, the marine fog layer is back and might see a few valley locations with early AM fog. Lows tonight will also be very mild, in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Friday starts the transition as winds move in off the ocean, skies will turn cloudy late in the day and the coast may see some light drizzle. Highs will see the biggest impact, with the coast back down into the low 60s, and inland locations chopped back into the 70s.

Saturday the high pressure ridge will have broken down and an approaching storm will send bands of rain across the state, mainly in the afternoon and evening. Duck fans should stay dry for most if not all of Saturday’s Spring Game, kicking off at 11am. Beaver fans may not be as lucky, with a 1:00pm kickoff, the Spring Showcase may end with some light showers. Otherwise, rain chances pick up in the evening and on and off all day Sunday. Highs will continue to fall, into the upper 50s and low 60s.

Showers will be back for Monday and Tuesday, with more spotty activity later in the week. The major change will be a return to more spring-like weather with highs in the low 60s and travelers over the Cascades Passes will encounter some slushy snow at times Sunday through Tuesday.

Have a great Wednesday night!

– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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