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Cooling Down This Week

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Monday’s Weather Discussion from Meteorologist Melissa Frey:

Happy Monday! After 5 days in the 80s this month and everyday in June being above average, we are finally going to start to cool down.

The ridge of high pressure responsible for keeping us storm free and on the toasty side is breaking down and moving east. Monday will be the last day with full sunshine and highs in the low to mid 70s.

Replacing the ridge will be a trough of low pressure that will allow on-shore flow along with a couple of weak disturbances. This will bring in the clouds, a chance for some light drizzle and a cooler air mass.

The best chances for precipitation this week, which will still be light, will be at the coast and on the west slopes of the Cascades. The best chances for showers in the valley will be Thursday, but as of right now most of the rain stays north of Corvallis/Albany. High temperatures in the valley will fall to the mid 60s Tuesday through Thursday.

Have a great start to the week!

-Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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