Justin’s Monday Night Forecast Discussion:
Lots of flooding concerns overnight into Tuesday as many areas saw more than 2 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. For the latest on which river gauges are close to or over their flood stage, click here to access the river section on the National Weather Service office: River Flooding The main rivers near or at flood stage are: Siuslaw at Mapleton, Mary’s at Philomath, and Siletz river.
There’s more on the way overnight tonight, however, it’ll mainly be in scattered showers and not as heavy. But we’re not done with the wet days yet. A large area of low pressure is generating new waves offshore that will blast into the coast, both tomorrow and on Wednesday. Neither days will see as much heavy rain as today but compounding the flooding concerns with an additional 1-2 inches through Wednesday. Also, by Wednesday, the cold air arrives dropping snow levels below the Passes. So travelers headed into or out of Central Oregon should be ready to see up to 3-5 inches of snow and even higher amounts at the ski resort levels.
The good news is Thursday should stay dry in between systems, with some possible sun breaks in the afternoon. Black Friday shoppers may also see a dry forecast for the early morning hours, with scattered showers returning later in the day. Early peeks at the weekend show some showers also in time for the Civil War at Reser stadium on Saturday.
Have a great Tuesday! If you have any weather pics of flooding in your area, load them up on our Facebook page: KEZI 9
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
I’d love to see any pics or hear about the weather in your area!