METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
All it takes is a deep trough of low pressure to set up shop just off shore for us to jump ahead to late fall/early winter weather.
The jet stream dropped to the south of us and an area of low pressure is bringing in cold arctic air from the north. As this storm very slowly moves south and east over the next three days, we’ll see scattered showers, potential thundershowers and we will struggle to see our highs even make it to the 50s.
While the Coast and Valley is seeing rain, the Cascades are seeing snow. The freezing level dropped to 4,000 feet and won’t climb above the passes until Friday. 1-4 inches fell Monday morning, with a few more inches expected by the end of the week.
This storm will be east of us by Thursday and the next storm isn’t lined up until Sunday. This will allow the end of the week to be a bit warmer, with highs in the mid 50s, and the showers will become much lighter and more isolated.
Have a great Monday!
Have a great weekend!
-Meteorologist Melissa Frey