METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
After stormy weather Saturday and beautiful blue skies Sunday, it was back to rain early Monday. A cold front moved across western Oregon overnight, bringing another round of rain and mountain snow.
As this storm moves east, the showers will wind down this afternoon, but the chilly air will remain. In fact, the snow level will drop to about 1,500 feet mid day and on down to the valley floor by late tonight. The Cascades will see several inches of snow, especially up north, and the foothills could see 1-3″. It will be cold enough to snow in the valley tonight, but at this point we’ll be dry.
Dry weather will stick with us on Tuesday as a small ridge of high pressure builds over the Pacific Northwest. Highs will be in the upper 40s with lows in the low 30s.
A weak front will bring in the clouds and a few sprinkles Wednesday, followed by a more substantial storm on Thursday. This will leave Thursday afternoon with scattered showers, but highs will still be back in the low 50s.
By Friday dry weather returns, and the heat too! A ridge of high pressure will keep us dry and warm Friday and most of Saturday. Highs will be near 60 degrees!
Have a great Monday!
-Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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