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Wednesday’s Weather Discussion from Meteorologist Melissa Frey:

What a soggy day! Tuesday’s rain amounted to nearly three quarters of an inch…more than we have seen any other single day since December 1st! The showers will continue to day, but soak up what rain you can, because we won’t see it again for at least seven days. The rain showers will wind down this afternoon as the area of low pressure generating them is forced northwest. The jet stream is also moving north and much warmer air is on the way.

A large area of high pressure is growing and expanding rapidly over the four corners region. That high pressure is not only forcing the jet stream north, it’s also going to move north itself. With high pressure in place our skies will clear, the sun will return and temperatures will begin to soar.

Thursday and Friday will be much warmer, but because we still have a relatively moist air mass in place, we’ll also be quite muggy. Highs will be near 82° Thursday and 88° by Friday. We’ll stay in the upper 80s through the weekend and by Monday we should make it to 90°.

The Umpqua Basin will return to the low 90s beginning Friday. The coast will also dry out starting Thursday, but will stay in the upper 60s and low 70s through early next week.

Have a great day!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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