Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
We’re getting a break in the fog forecast to end the year. Tonight, some breaks in the clouds may allow a few stars for folks headed out for New Year’s Eve plans tonight. Lows again will fall into the low 30s, but it should be holding in the upper 30s and not as much dense fog to ring in 2014.
New Year’s Day also looks mostly cloudy and with the inversion still in control of the Willamette Valley, air quality will continue to be affected. The Air Stagnation Advisories for the valley and Umpqua Basin have been extended through Thursday afternoon. Thursday night into Friday, a more sizeable storm blows through the state bringing showers overnight into Friday morning. The mountains will finally see some good (albeit brief) snow as snow levels will drop to 2500 feet, but not much accumulating snow for ski resorts. By the weekend, high pressure again rebuilds and we’re back to sunny skies at the coast and mountains and likely more valley fog.
Have a great New Year!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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