METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
Fall officially begins Saturday at 7:49 a.m. although the wet streets this morning and changing leaves show mother nature is already moving on in western Oregon.
The marine layer is the culprit to the chilly air and is going to be a force to be reckoned with this week. The clouds were back early this morning, and actually bought in quite a bit of drizzle which was the first official rainfall we’ve seen in September and amounted to .01″ at the Eugene airport. Temperatures will stay cool today because of the extra clouds with highs only making it to the low 70s.
An area of low pressure is going to slide through the southern part of he state over the weekend. This is going to make sun breaks hard to come-by and drizzle will continue to be a possibility. High temperatures will stay in the low 70s through Sunday.
As this low passes through, there is also a chance for thunder showers over the Cascades and in central Oregon Friday night though Sunday.
Have a great weekend!