Justin’s Thursday Night Forecast Discussion:
Another cold front approaching late tonight and early Friday bringing a wave of rain showers for the lower elevations and a couple of inches of snow above 2500 feet. Because we’ll stay cloudy all night, I’m expecting lows to stay above freezing in the metro areas, likely in the mid to lower 30s. We’ll see a break in the rain for much of Friday afternoon and early Saturday. Not expecting to see much sunshine though even though the showers break up.
There’s another strong storm in the wings for Saturday night into Sunday. The cold air in place will keep snow lines at around 2500 feet so plenty of new snow for the ski resorts and a soggy weekend for just about everyone else. Highs will hold in the mid 40s, 30s in the mountains. The strongest wave is likely coming in late Sunday into Monday. That one will bring some brief heavy rain, plenty of mountain snow above 4000 feet and some breezy conditions at the coast.
More waves are coming for next week which will keep the snowpack piling up and the wet December continuing for everyone else in Western Oregon.
Have a great Thursday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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