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Cold Nights & Freezing Fog Midweek

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Evening Forecast Discussion: 

The cold front has hung up over the Southern Willamette Valley this evening so Eugene/Springfield folks will see more showers early on. Eventually, the front clears south and we slowly break up some clouds tonight turning foggy through early Wednesday. Lows tonight won’t be the super cold we’ve talked about, that coming in about 24 hours. Tonight, temperatures will settle into the mid to upper 30s.

Starting tomorrow,  much colder and drier air will spill in from Western Canada. Highs will struggle to get into the mid 40s midweek with widespread fog in the valley both Wednesday and Thursday. Meanwhile elsewhere in the state, high pressure will strengthen over the Pacific, pulling an offshore wind and bringing back sunny skies for the mountains and coast the rest of the week. The real story will be with the cold, dry air and mostly clear nights, overnight lows will fall into the upper to mid 20s for the inland valleys Thursday through Saturday morning. This will be cold enough to kill any sensitive plants that are left out overnight and we’re likely looking at our coldest nights of the season so far.

By the weekend, high pressure will still hold strong, so we’ll keep the sunny afternoons and bring a few degrees back, but overall, highs will be chilly near 50 and overnight lows staying below freezing around 30 each night. More clouds move back into the picture early next week but there’s no rain on the horizon for now.

Have a great Wednesday!

– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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