Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
No travel concerns for Thanksgiving across the state, albeit from some early morning patchy freezing fog in the inland valleys. Otherwise, we’ll be back into the upper 40s and low 50s with partly cloudy skies and clear roads at the Passes and coastal highways. If you’d like to check out the roads before you head out, click here for the latest roads conditions from ODOT: TRIPCHECK
Friday will also stay dry with mostly cloudy skies so chilly for those early morning Black Friday deals and around 50 for kickoff for the Ducks and Beavs in this year’s Civil War game. Heading into the weekend, though, changes are on the way. In fact, we’ll see our first rain chances in well over two weeks (except the trace amounts from freezing fog) late Saturday into Sunday with a storm coming in the from the Gulf of Alaska.
Indications are for a major shift in the weather next week, cold air plunging south into the Northwest, along with storm systems from Sunday through Tuesday. Snow lines are forecast to fall into the foothills and maybe push below 1000 feet. How much moisture will still be around once the really cold air gets there is the real question, but we may be seeing some valley flurries for the first time this season by Monday night and Tuesday. Either way, we’re looking at a major chill for most of next week, with highs struggling to get into the mid 30s by midweek.
Have a great Thanksgiving!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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