Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
Watching and waiting on the next storm that will bring back wind and rain overnight tonight for a soggy and breezy start to your Friday. Lows tonight likely won’t drop much out of the 50s and upper 40s tonight. Rain and windy conditions will both taper off by late afternoon Friday as we’ll await the next storm coming Saturday. With the heavy moisture content of all these storms, area rivers and streams will likely start to get close to or head above flood stage.
One of the concerns we’re watching this week is area streams and rivers that with yesterday’s heavy rain are getting close to flood stage. You can track the river gauge near your area by clicking here: NWS River Gauges Just click on the dot nearest to your location.
Saturday also sees another strong storm push through, the best news is we don’t have to worry about any ice or low snow levels because the warm nature of the airmass, it’ll be rain all the way up past the mountain passes. Through the weekend, many areas have the potential to see up to 3″ of rain or more, thus minor ponding on roadways and minor river flooding may be an issue by Sunday.
More rain is expected next week as well, along with cooler air pushing snow lines down into the foothills. Great for ski resorts and helpful for all of Western Oregon to gain back possible all of our rain deficit this year!
Have a great Wednesday night!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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