Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
A front is moving into the northwest corner of the state, bringing clouds and eventually showers by about 7 p.m. for the southern Willamette Valley. Before then we’ll see foggy and cloudy skies with highs in the low to mid 40s.
This storm will bring in colder air with it which will force the snow levels to drop this afternoon and evening. The snow level will drop to about 1,500 feet this afternoon, giving even the foothills a few snow showers this evening. The passes will see up to two inches.
The showers will end before midnight and the temperatures will continue to fall. The Eugene/Springfield area should drop to the mid to upper 20s tonight making for an icy start to the day Thursday.
Thursday will be dry with the exception of freezing fog early in the day. We’ll be lucky to even make it to the upper 30s Thursday afternoon.
The next storm moves in Friday for another round of rain showers for the Coast, Valley, and Umpqua Basin and snow showers in the higher elevations of the Cascades. Showers will continue off and on through Saturday, although most of this will stay to the north of us.
Highs will be in the mid 40s with overnight lows in the mid to upper 30s. Winter officially begins Saturday, December 21st at 9:11 a.m. Sunday and Monday are both looking dry.
Have a great day!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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