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Cooler Weather Moves In

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METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:

A cold front moved in late Wednesday night bringing rain across western Oregon and snow above 1,500 feet. The coast picked up anywhere from a third to two thirds of an inch while most valley locations saw around a tenth of an inch. The Cascade Passes got hit with 3-5″ of snow overnight and a few more inches will fall today.

The cold front is now long gone, but the area of low pressure associated with this storm will make it’s way down the Oregon Coast today. This will keep chances for showers in the forecast and our temperatures will continue to stay quite cool as well. Overnight lows dropped to the mid 30s in the valley and mid 20s across the Cascades. Highs will only make it to the mid to upper 40s today. The coast could also see a few thunderstorms this afternoon.

We’ll see the freezing level drop to the valley floor Thursday night, but at the same time the showers will come to an end. Friday will be dry, but likely with a foggy start. Highs will stay in the low 40s with lows in the low 30s. We could see a few light showers Saturday before the next ridge moves inland, but we’ll otherwise stay dry through Tuesday. At least some fog will form in the valley each morning, but should break for sunny afternoons. It will also be on the cool side. Highs will stay in the  mid 40s with lows in the low 30s.

Have a great rest of your Thursday!
-Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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