Justin’s Monday Forecast Discussion:
Starting off frosty this morning with widespread low 30s and plenty of spots seeing some patchy freezing fog so take a few extra minutes to get the car started this morning or you may need to do some scraping! Later today, we’re watching a weak cold front fall apart along the coast bringing some light drizzle to light showers at times in the first half of the day today. Inland will likely just stay mostly cloudy with some light sprinkles at times. However, if you’re headed up to Portland, with the cold air near the surface, there may be some light snow mixing with the rain at times keeping things slippery. Highs today will be chilly with mid 40s at the coast, around 40 inland and 20s in the mountains.
NEW YEAR’S EVE NIGHT: Chilly but dry for just about everyone with temps at midnight likely in the mid 30s to low 30s.
NEW YEAR’S DAY: With high pressure building in, the valleys will start with some freezing fog and lows in the upper 20s, but I’m expecting mostly sunny skies by the afternoon as offshore winds get a little stronger. Highs will be chilly in the upper 30s and low 40s.
Most of the first week of 2013 will stay the same, foggy starts with sunny finishes and chilly. There’s another weak system that’ll brush by Western Oregon on Thursday bringing a small chance for isolated showers but that’s it! Everyone enjoy this chilly but dry start to the new year and as always, be safe with your NYE plans tonight!
Have a great New Years!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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