METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
Brrr Brrr Brrr! With how much we’ve been spoiled this fall with warm weather, it’s going to be shockingly cold this next week. We’re looking at the coldest 7 day stretch in over 200 days! March 17th through 23rd was the last time we saw a stretch of 7 day’s with highs all below 52 degrees. Temperatures this week will also be below our average high of 55 degrees and our average low is 39 degrees.
As a deep trough of low pressure is sitting over Oregon and this is pulling down cold arctic air from the north. Highs Thursday will stay in the upper 40s with lows falling to the mid 30s overnight.
An area of low pressure will move down the coast today and across southern Oregon Friday. We’ll see scattered showers off and on through Friday, with the most precipitation falling in Coos and Douglas Counties and across the southern part of the state.
The freezing level will drop to 3,000 feet Thursday and on down to 2,000 feet Friday. Three to six inches are possible at Willamette Pass through Friday.
The freezing level will drop to the surface Saturday, but at this time we’ll also be dry. This weekend will be dry and partly sunny as we’re in between storms. Highs will only climb to the upper 40s and low 50s with overnight lows down to the mid 30s.
The next storm moves in Monday morning for another round of rain. Showers will stick with us through Tuesday and highs will stay in the low 50s with overnight lows dropping to the mid to upper 30s.
Have a great day and stay warm!
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-Meteorologist Melissa Frey