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Cold, Cold, Cold!!

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion: 

Temperatures are falling quickly into the low 20s across parts of Western Oregon tonight and with a little bit of moisture left on the roads, things will be a bit icy overnight and likely the same for the next couple of nights.

Tonight through the weekend, the winds become more easterly and cold, polar Canadian air spills in across the Northwest. Highs will struggle to get into the mid 30s and overnight lows will fall into the 20s and likely teens by Wednesday and Thursday morning. The Egan Warming Centers have opened tonight through Saturday. The danger here will be that we will only spend a few hours in the afternoon above freezing, so keep in mind your pets that may be stuck outside with long hours in sub-freezing conditions. The good news is the dry weather will mean at least sunny afternoons. Valleys will likely see patchy freezing fog icing up roads each morning.

By the weekend, just a tad warmer with highs back into the upper 30s but some weather models are trying to wrap a disturbance around the jetstream, pick up some moisture off the Pacific and move into Oregon Thursday late into Friday. If it pans out, that’s our best chance for seeing snow on the valley floor. We’ll be watching that scenario as it develops. Stay warm!

Have a great Wednesday!

– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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  1. Ron says:

    More guessing from the weatherman…and it aint cold here.

    Just got off the phone with a friend who lives in the mountains of Colorado.
    He said that since early this morning the snow has been nearly waist high and is still falling.
    The temperature is dropping way below zero and the north wind is increasing to near gale force.
    His wife has done nothing but look through the kitchen window and just stare.
    He says that if it gets much worse, he may have to let her in.

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