Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
High pressure is in full force which has left us with clear skies from the Coast past the Cascades and into Central Oregon. Those clear skies overnight meant a very chilly start to the day. We dropped to 43° in Eugene just before sunrise this morning. Despite the chilly start, we’ll likely still return to the upper 70s and low 80s this afternoon.
This summer weather will come to an end two days early. A strong cold front is headed our way Friday afternoon. This will bring in heavy rain for all of western Oregon. The coast will see the first drops around lunch time with heavy rain through the evening. The rain will pick up a few hours later in the Valley. The initial band of rain will pass Friday evening, changing to showers which will last all day Saturday. Saturday will also be quite chilly with highs holding in the mid 60s.
Another storm hits Sunday afternoon for another round of heavy rain Sunday night, on the first day of fall. This storm will also likely produce strong winds, especially for the coast. Showers will continue off and on Monday and Tuesday as well. Highs will stay in the upper 60s early next week.
Have a great Wednesday!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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