Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
Friday is the 9th day without rain this month, in a month that we typically get about a quarter of an inch of rain per day. The next seven days will also likely be dry as a persistent ridge of high pressure stays over the Pacific Northwest.
We’ll wrap up the work week with another foggy chilly day in the valley while the Coast, Cascades and Central Oregon will stay sunny and warm. Highs will stay in the upper 30s in the valley, 40s and 50s in the Umpqua, Cascades and Central Oregon and 50s and 60s along the coast. Clear skies mean another round of chilly nights for everyone. It’ll be in the low 30s in the valley, mid 30s along the coast and down to the teens and low 20s in Central Oregon.
The ridge will flatten out slightly for the weekend, which will allow a brief shift of winds in from the west. This will bring back some clouds for the coast and drop temperatures about five degrees.
Willamette Pass will open for the first time this season on Friday, the snow may not be as great as expected for this time of year, but the weather will be spring-like.
The ridge of high pressure will re-strengthen Monday and we’ll be back to foggy weather in the valley and mostly sunny elsewhere. This pattern will hold through at least Wednesday.
Have a great weekend!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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