CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JUSTIN STAPLETON’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
Wednesday night will see scattered showers throughout the night into a soggy morning commute for Thursday. The last day of February will see some showers mainly in the morning, with lighter showers and occasional sun breaks in the afternoon. Because the airmass coming in with this current system originated in the tropics, it will be substantially warmer than the last few, meaning highs will still be able to climb into the mid and even upper 50s for tomorrow. It will also move the freezing levels back above the passes and eventually above the ski resorts to start the weekend.
For Friday, some morning fog in the valleys, but its looking like a mostly sunny afternoon and a quick jump in temperatures to near 60 in the valley and low to mid 60s in the Umpqua. If you have some vacation time to burn at work, Friday would be the day to do it! Saturday will also be mild but clouds return by the afternoon and the next rain maker moves in by dinnertime at the coast and overnight into Sunday for more showers to end the first weekend of March.
Next week sees occasional rainmakers and highs falling back down into the low 50s. But it’s starting to look more and more like we might be able to officially close the door on this rather blase winter in the Northwest.
Have a great Thursday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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